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Don't miss Staley Lecturer, Dr. Don 
Davis. Monday, Feb.21-23. Of 
course, you have to go on Wednes- 
day, but you can at least have a good 
attitude about it. Maybe 
you'll even learn some- 

How Are We Doing? 

Alas! We are lonely! We are blue! We 
didn't even recieve VALENTINES ! ! ! 
Thanks for nothing. Sincerely, 'The 

Lacy influenced Milligan 


Reporting by Gina Holtman 

Steve Lacy, former Milligan educa- 
tor and athletic official, died Feb. 3 at 
Johnson City Medical Center, at the age 
of 91. 

"Last week the college lost a dear per- 
son who influenced not only the life of 
the college but the lives of many individu- 
als," President Don Jeancs wrote in an 
open letter to the Milligan community. 

Lacy was associated with Milligan for 
more than 72 years, serving as dean of 
men, vice president, coach of four sports, 
trustee and chairman of the trustees. 

He enrolled at Milligan in 1 927 after 
graduating as valedictorian from Holston 
High School. 

While at Milligan, Lacy became in- 
volved in campus activities and at the end 
of his freshman year he was named "Best 
Citizen in the Freshman Class." 

Coach Duard Walker, schoolmate and 
close friend of Lacy, said he was, " a well- 
rounded person... he was good at athlet- 
ics and academics. I would like to have 
students realize they could do both." 

Lacy lettered in basketball and foot- 
ball, and was a member of the music club. 

drama club and debate club. During his 
senior year, Lacy was captain of the bas- 
ketball team and was named to the all-con- 
ference team. He graduated cum laude in 

"He was a good Christian man and 
he was energetic in whatever he at- 
tempted to do he went at it wholeheart- 
edly," said Walker. 

In November 1975, The Steve Lacy 
Fieldhouse was named in honor of Lacy 's 
many years of faithful service to the col- 
lege. Throughout the years, he was also 
honored with the Honorary Doctorate of 
Laws degree in 1963, the Fide el Amore 
award in 1975, the Distinguished Alum- 
nus award in 1993, and is a member of the 
Milligan Athletics Hall of Fame. 

Former classmate and editorial direc- 
tor of the Johnson City Press, George 
Kelly said, "Steve Lacy's contributions 
to Milligan do not consist of brick and 
mortar or any other 'things.' They con- 
sist of mind and soul and emotion. They 
consist of commitment and tenacity, and 
faith. They consist of love. Steve Lacy's 
name is written in the hearts of genera- 
tions yet to come." 

What did you think about Sweetheart Convo? 

What was good? What was bad? What's your opinion? 

Tell us about it!! E-mail us at 
Letters may be posted in a future issue, and will be edited for 
space and clarity. 

[Picture at right] Junior Andy Hull held 
the audience's attention as he en- 
tered Seeger Chapel on a John Deere 
tractor during Sweetheart Convo. 


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The Stampede 

Wednesday, February 16, 2000 


President's wife takes basic photo 



Clarinda Jcancs said she enjoys being a 
basic photography student, but is glad that she 
doesn't have to take the final exam. 

"I've always wanted to take photography," 
said Jcanes, wi fc of President Don Jcancs. 'The 
reason I didn't do it before now is because [ 
didn't have time. I really don't have time now, 
but I am trying to work it in." 

Jeanes is auditing basic photography this 
semester. She will not recieve a grade or credit 
hours for her work but she hopes to learn some 
practicle camera skills. 

Basic Photography is the class where stu- 

Seeger Chapel was one of Mrs. Jeanes' 
first subjects for basic photography. 

dents learn about their camera, how to take good 
pictures, develop film and also make prints of their , 
negatives. It is required for all communications 
and performing art majors. While Jcancs is exempt ■ 
from the final, her status as "the president's wife" ; 
doesn't prevent her from spending the notorious . 
long hours in the dark room with other photogra- 
phy students. i 

Margaret Alice Anthony, adjunct professor 
of art, said she thought it was a good experience 
for students to interact with Jcancs and vice versa. 

"I think it surprises some of the students that 
she is here," said Anthony. "You know when you 
hear chit-chatting in the darkroom that she is get- 
ting to know the students in her section better." 

Anthony said she also enjoys getting to know 
her better. 

Freshman Jill Jacob, who is in Jeanes' class, 
said it was awkward at first to have her in class 
because of her position at Milligan. 

"It is neat to be on the same level with her in 
this class," said Jacob. "She gets to see the student's 
perspective from a more intimate point of view." 

Jacob said that photography class is a good 
place to get to know other people because of the 
time you spend in the darkroom together. 

Anthony said that even though Jeanes isn't 
college-aged, she fits right in and finds the class 

"There is a lot more involved in photography 
then people realize," Anthony said. "I tell my stu- 
dents that perseverance and persistence pays off 
and not to let problems defeat you." 

Anthony said students learn better after they 
put their head knowledge into practice when they 
are taking pictures or in the darkroom. 

Jeanes said she has found value in the scien- 
tific part of photography that she once took for 

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Editorial Board 

Krishana Kraft, Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mitchum, Managing Editor 

Natalie Alund, Assistant Editor Gina Holtman, Assistant Editor 

Kevin Poorman, Web Administrator 

Jill Jacob, Staff Photographer Christan McKay, Reporter 

Kevin Reed, Reporter Misty Fry, Reporter 

Phil Brown, Reporter Lisa Depler, Business Manager 

Prof. Jim Dahlman, Adviser 


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Clarinda Jeanes and Senior Kevin Mata work 
on rinsing their prints in the darkroom. 

T wanted to take photography, but I didn't 
really care how that camera worked," Mrs. Jeanes 
said. "I was overwhelmed to begin with, but as 
Mrs. Anthony said, 'you take it one step at a 
time and the more you use your camera the easier 
it becomes.'" 

Jeanes said she has been limited to taking 
pictures on campus because of her schedule, 
but is hoping to get off campus more as she 
continues her landscape project She said she is 
looking forward to taking pictures of people, es- 
pecially children, for her portrait project this se- 

"I really want to be able to sit in the comer 
some place where children are playing and take 
pictures of them," Jeanes said. 

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Wednesday, February 16, 2000 

Page 3 

Baseball team steals a win in Georgia 



Baseball season was off to a swing- 
ing start as the team met Shorter Col- 
lege and North Georgia College and State 
Universtiy where they won one out of 
three games. 

"The one thing we need to work on 
is the defense," said Danny Clark, head 
coach. "It was the first weekend and the 
weather hasn't been very cooperative. 
We have a tough schedule next week 
and we need to be able to pick it up." 

According to Clark, Dustin [Barrett 
pitched a winning game and Ryan 
Fulcher, Jeff Coolcy, J. P. Nix, David 
Hilton and Chuck Arnold were all key 
hitters. These hitters combined to make 
a total of 1 1 hits and 14 RBIs. This strong 
effort was noticed by teammates. 

"As a loam we hit really well and the x. 
pitching held us in the game. [John] Rice, «j 
[Tom] Clemens, and [Dustin] Barrett stepped 3 
up and pitched well and [J.I'. | Nix had some £ 
great hits," Fulcher said. 

The coach and players all agreed that £ 
the bad weather and not being able to prac- 
tice outside affected their play. 

"We haven't been outside very much 
yet, and the defense was a little shaky but 
we have a strong pitching staff this year and 
we were able to hit the ball," said Benjamin. 

The team is still optimistic that they can 
improve as the games start up. 

"After a few games I think we can do 
good, we have a lot of games left so we can 
improve," said Arnold. 

The next game will be Thursday against 
North Greenville at 1 :00 p.m.. 

Last week the baseball team practiced on 
batting and pitching before heading to 

Family weekend brings campus to life 


Last weekend parents, grandparents, 
siblings and other family members made 
the trip from both far and near to Milligan 
for family weekend. 

"I think the best thing about having 
your parents here for family weekend is 
having a break from cafeteria food," said 
freshman Emily Fuller. "You can get out 
and not have to pay for it, your parents 
can pay for it. Also to go to their hotel 
and jump in the pool." 

Family weekend is an annual cam- 
pus activity where family and friends are 
invited to travel to Johnson City and spend 
time with students. The weekend is tra- 
ditionally held in February and is loosely 
structured so that students can spend time 
with their families both on and off cam- 

Many students took advantage of the 
visit to make a trip to Wal-Mart or the mall, 
and especially to eat off campus. 

Friday night all dorms were open to 
visitation by families. However, the offi- 
cial beginning of the event was the Dean's 
List ceremony in Seeger Chapel on Satur- 

day morning. The program was put together 
to honor those students who earned a 3.5 
grade point average or above during either the 
spring or fall semesters of 1 999. Dr. Bruce Mont- 
gomery, co-campus minister, gave a short ad- 
dress, followed by the presentation of certifi- 
cates and coffee mugs by President Don 

I think the best thing 
about having your parents 
here for family weekend is 
having a break from cafete- 
ria food. 

-Emilv Fuller 

Jeanes and Academic Dean Mark Matson. 

"Milligan is of God," Montgomery said. 
"The fact that you are here is also of God." 

Montgomery spoke about the tradition 
and high Christian standards upheld by 
Milligan and its students, as well as the resil- 
ience of the institution. Students were once 
again challenged to live up to those standards 
in both academic and spiritual settings. 

Throughout Saturday students and fam- 
ily members were offered a variety of activities 

to keep busy. There was a dessert social 
in the student lounge, as well as a talent 
show sponsored by Milligan Students For 

"We did this [talent show] because we 
wanted to raise money for the 'Rock For 
Life,' which is April 1 5," said Christy Paul, 
student leader of Milligan Students For 
Life. "We also went to the March For Life 
[in Washington D.C.] back in January, so 
we wanted to cover the cost of that, as 
well as to get some bands for the 'Rock 
For Life.' It was really good." 

The show offered a variety of acts in- 
cluding musical performances and a skit 
by the girls of Hart Hall third floor about 
their personal feelings on Milligan's male 
population. According to Paul there were 
over 100 people in attendance and dona- 
tions totaled $233 for the group. 

The activities continued Saturday 
night as families could choose between the 
S.U.B. 7 coffeehouse, a concert in Seeger 
Chapel by the Johnson City Symphony 
Orchestra, or the men's basketball team vs. 
King College [Term.] in the Steve Lacy 

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Wednesday, February 16, 2000 

Page 4 

Radio show bribes students to drink milk 


Four Milligan students competed for 
$50 last Thursday, during the "Tom & 
Todd Show" on WUMC by drinking a 
gallon of whole milk in one hour without 

Dean Yasko, freshman, Dan Carpen- 
ter, junior and seniors Greg Paas and John 
Mann met early that evening to begin the 
competition. Each student was timed by 

disc jockeys Goodlct and Baldwin. 
Carpenter said he did it "just to say 


could and for the money." 

All but one student remained at the 

end of the hour. 

Yasko walked away with a check 
for $50, but not before chugging the 
last third of his milk during the final 

Yasko competed "for the heck of 
it. I didn't care about throwing up." 

Goodlct and Baldwin funded the 
competition and prize with their own 

Director of church relations retires 



Robert Allen, director of church rela- 
tions is retiring after 14 years of service, 
effective in April. 

"The timing was right for both my 
family and the college," Allen said 

Allen announced his retirement after 
spending much time in prayer and discus- 
sion with his wife Carolyn. 

He said he is retiring because he is 
facing "retirement age" and Milligan is 

"preparing for some changes." He wants 
to allow the new director to be involved 
"from the ground up as Milligan makes a 
transition into their capital campaign." 

The campaign is still being developed 
and will be announced at the next board 

Although several board members have 
asked Allen to reconsider he says, "My 
decision is final. There have not been any 
negative feelings and I have had a very 

happy and pleasant association with 
the college." 

After he retires he will serve as in- 
terim minister at Walnut Grove Chris- 
tian Church in Johnson City. 

"I made it clear to Milligan in the 
beginning that all I wanted was to be 
the Director of Church Relations, and 
to become the best I could at that." 
said Allen. 


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Volume 64 Number 16 V Wednesday, February 23, 2000 

Milligan Briefs 

Thurs., Feb. 24: Women's 
Tennis vs. Lees-McRae @ 
Home 2:00 

Sat., Feb. 26: Women's 
Tennis vs. Maryville @ Home 

Thurs.,Feb. 24-Sat., Feb. 26: 

Men's Basketball TVAC cham- 
pionship tournament in Bristol, 

Fit, Feb. 25-Sun., Feb. 27: 

Indoor Soccer Tournament @ 
East Tennessee Federation 
facility, Buffalo Valley Resort. 


Mon., Feb. 28: Black History 
month convocation 

Tue., Feb. 29: Faculty voice 
recital-John Wakefield 

How Are We Doing? 

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Angry fan chases official 

Fans at the 
for the Buffs 

Student faces 
penalty from 
Miliigan after 
shoving referee 



After the Feb. 12 
men's basketball game 
against King College, 
senior Erik Eckman ran 
after an official and 
shoved him, according 
to witnesses. 

Eckman claims he 
retaliated when referee Jim Fox pushed 

"I chased the referee to the end of 
the court and told him that was the 
worst officiated game I have ever 
seen," said Eckman. "Then he grabbed 
my shirt and I removed his hands." 

But Milligan Athletic Director 
Duard Walker reported that Fox told 
him, "The student ran after me, bumped 
me, and cursed me, so I grabbed him 
by the shirt." 

An eyewitness who wished to re- 
main anonymous said, "Eckman was 
yelling at the referee and bumped him 

The penalties imposed on him by 
Milligan include serving six hours of 
community service, being suspended 
from any more basketball games, and 
writing an apology letter to Fox, 









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men's basketball game get loud and crazy 
which includes Erik Eckman[top]. 

Eckman said. 

Fox, who is no relation to Dean of 
Students Mark Fox, has not pressed 
charges, but he might have under Ten- 
nessee law. If Eckman were charged and 
convicted of assault, he could be fined 
S500 and face jail time. 

At another game, an official who 
declined to give his name said. 
"Around 1989, the Tennessee legisla- 
tion passed a law against assault on 
athletic officials." 

However, Graham Spurrier, director 
of Johnson City Parks and Recreation, 
said, "As far as I know, there is no par- 
ticular law, yet. but I have been told 
one is in debate now. Otherwise, it 
would be treated like regular assault." 

The Tennessee Annotated Code 
does not mention a specific law about 
assaulting sports officials. 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2000 

Page 2 

Students celebrate Black History month 



Last Thursday, a gathering in honor 
of Black History month was held in 
Seeger Chapel. 

"We wanted to let the truth be told 
and to correct the misconceptions 
people have about African-American his- 
tory," said De'Marco Kidd, senior and 
an organizer of this event. 

Participants discussed the African- 
American heritage and how they influ- 
enced American culture. This included 
discussions on African dance, slavery, 
Malcolm X, sports and music. More than 
40 people were in attendance for this 
event, which lasted over an hour. A re- 
ception followed in lower Seeger. 

"The event wasn't as perfect as I 
wanted it to be, but I'm glad it hap- 
pened," Kidd said. "If there was true 
acknowledgement of black history there 
would be no need for this month or these 
types of programs." 

He said there is at least one more 
event planned for Feb. 28, but he also 
hopes to organize a movie night. 

Marie Minani, senior, began the 
evening with a demonstration of African 
tribal dances, along with two assistants. 
Minani chanted and clapped while her 
assistants demonstrated the specific 

Paulette Williams talked about sla- 
very beginning with the trip to America 
and ending with the "Emancipation Proc- 
lamation" given by President Abraham 


"After they|slavcs] were purchased, 
branded and chained then they were rowed 
out to the slave ships to be taken across 
the Atlantic," Williams said. 

She focused on the harsh lives of 
slaves and told how they were stripped of 
their identity because they didn't even have 
last names. 

Williams also talked about the jobs 
slaves occupied, such as cotton picking. 
This was also illustrated through a skit. 

Kidd focused most of his time on 
Malcolm X, a controversial black Muslim 
and civil rights leader. 

"Before you judge Malcolm you have 
to understand where he is coming from," 
Kidd said. 

Kidd said Malcolm was influenced by 
his father, who spoke about "the black 
cause," which was a call for blacks to take 
pride in themselves and move back to Af- 
rica. He said the "biggest desire" for 
Malcolm was for his people to be treated 
like human beings. 

Kidd continued his discussion of the 
civil rights movement by recreating the bus 
scene of the 1950s and explaining the situ- 
ation Rosa Parks experienced when asked 
to give up her seat. 

Kidd pointed out that Parks was sit- 
ting in her assigned area of the bus and 
was still asked by a white man to give up 
her seat. 

The rest of the evening was devoted 
to African-Americans' influence in sports 
and music. 

The Stampede 

The Stampede exists to provide news and information and to offer a forum to the Milligan 
College community. Opinions expressed may not reflect those of The Stampede, its edi 
tors, or Milligan College. Letters are welcome, but may be edited for space or clarity. 

Editorial Board 

Krishana Kraft, Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mitchum, Managing Editor 

Natalie Alund, Assistant Editor Gina Holtman, Assistant Editor 

Kevin Poorman, Web Administrator 

Jill Jacob, Staff Photographer Christan McKay, Reporter 

Kevin Reed, Reporter Misty Fry, Reporter 

Phil Brown, Reporter Lisa Depler, Business Manager 

Prof. Jim Dahlman, Adviser 

Randy Mullins joined Trevin Nairne 
in Bob Marley's "Redemption song," 
which received a standing ovation. 

Terrence Gadsden, freshman, told 
about athletes such as, Jackie Robinson, 
Jesse Owens, Jack Johnson and Althea 

Gadsden said that these athletes "not 
only played sports, but followed their 

Randy Mullins, senior, and Trevin 
Nairne, freshman, ended the evening by 
performing Bob Marley's "Redemption 

Thanks to: Milligan's 

SGA for their 

continual support 


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Setting the standard 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2000 

Page 3 

Sweetheart convo causes controversy 


Assistant Editor 

Prompted by a mass e-mail criticizing last 
Monday's sweetheart convocation, students 
and faculty debated the appropriateness of the 
convo 's content for a Christian college. 

"As Christians we all need to constantly 
be on guard against what we watch and what 
we define as entertainment, because it is hard 
to be in the world in not of it," said freshman 
Elizabeth Pearson, four days after she sent a 
campus wide e-mail outlining her objections to 
the convo. 

According to Pearson, her e-mail drew 
more than 100 responses, about 90 percent 
supporting her position. The other 1 percent 
expressed disapproval of how she stated her 

"The manner in which it was written was 
the problem," said junior Shannon Blowers 
who responded by e-mail to Pearson's mes- 
sage. "I think that if she would have said, 'Hey 
this is an issue we need to think about,' people 
would have been a little more accepting." 

Blowers added that she thought convo- 

cation was funny, and lor the most part it was OK, 
although there were a couple of skits in which she 
fell the content was inappropriate. Blowers would 
not specify which skits were inappropriate. 

JuniorC rina Wells, student organizer for sweet- 
heart convocation, said she had screened the ideas 
for all of the skits but had not seen them in detail. 
She said she was "shocked" by some of the perfor- 

"The whole tiling in general I thought was pretty 
good, but there were some parts that I was just like, 
'That's got to change and that can't happen again 
so people don't feel uncomfortable,'" Wells said. 

Some faculty members also joined in the de- 

Patrick Kariuki, assistant professor of teacher 
education, said he was touched when he read 
Pearson's e-mail. 

"It was all based on the word of God and she 
was basing her argument from God's perspective," 
Kariuki said. 

Although Kariuki did not attend sweetheart 
convo, he added his personal view on what he heard 
about it. 

"What it all comes down to is what would Jesus 
do if he was there in that situation? Would he have 

said, 'Way to go! Your spreading my kingdom".' 
Would that glorify God? Was he glorified from 
that convo?" Kariuki said. 

William Greer, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics, said he wished this year's sweetheart 
convo's skits did not have some of the content 
they did. 

"Some contained elements that were inap- 
pr< ipriate. The students need to use better judge- 
ment because there were a couple of skits in 
which the content was inappropriate," Greer 

As one of the two emcees, Greer portrayed 
Dr. Evil, a character from "Austin Powers." 
Pearson criticized the movie in her original e- 

Greer said he did not advocate the content 
of the movie. 

"We didn't intend to do anything that was 
offensive, we do this for the students," he said. 
"We regret any offense anyone might have 
taken... it is intended to be light hearted and 

As SGA advisor Greer added that SGA 
will be reviewing the procedure to better main- 
tain the content for next year. 

Drinnon shares her psychology interest 



For Joy Drinnon teaching is more than 
just sharing knowledge. 

"I love learning," said Drinnon, 
assistant professor of psychology. "I 
love finding out new things and shar- 
ing that with students, sharing inter- 
esting research that I hear about and 
interesting things that I learn about." 

Drinnon grew up in Knoxville, but 
came to Johnson City to attend East 
Tennessee State University[ETSU] 
where she majored in psychology. Her 
four years at ETSU were followed by 
graduate school at the University of 
Tennessee, where she is currently finishing 
her dissertation. 

During college, she was active in Chris- 
tian student fellowship and served as an 
orientation leader. She also concentrated on 
her interest in psychology by getting in- 

volved in psychology organizations. 

"There wasn't anything about psychology 
that didn't interest me," said Drinnon. "I didn't 
take any psychology classes that I didn't find 
somewhat interesting. 1 pretty much liked the 
whole field and I felt like it was wide open for a 

"There wasn't anything about 
psychology that didn't interest me. 
I pretty much liked the whole field 
and I felt like it was wide open for 
a lot of possible careers." 

-Joy Drinnon 

lot of possible careers." 

Drinnon came to Milligan after graduate 
school. She said that Milligan provides the at- 
mosphere and learning environment she desires 
and also displays good morals and standards. 

"It [Milligan] has a good balance between 

research and teaching, with the emphasis on 
teaching," Drinnon said. "I wanted to be at a 
small liberal arts college where the emphasis 
is on teaching and not research. I also liked 
Milligan 's values and Christian philosophy." 
Drinnon said she likes teaching at 
Milligan and doesn't foresee a move in 
the future. 

When not at school, Drinnon likes 
to spend time with her husband Shan- 
non, who is a flight instructor, and their 
new baby Collin, who arrived in Decem- 
ber, during finals week. Taking care ofhim 
has occupied most of her time this winter. 
Drinnon said she likes to spend time 
outside camping and playing water sports 
with her husband. 

"We go camping up at Roan Moun- 
tain usually even' fall. We'll probably still 
go this fall even though we have a child. We 
have a boat so we love to go out on the lake 
and inner tube and kneeboard during the 
summer." Drinnon said. "We'd love to ski, 
but we can't since we don't know how." 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2000 

Page 4 

Lady Buffs win bid to NAIA tournament 



Last Tuesday night, the Lady Buffs defeated 
UVA-Wisc, which scaled a national tournament 

"We're all just really excited about going," 
said senior Becky Sells. "We hope to have fun 
when we gel there, but we also hope to do well in 
the tournament." 

'Flic Uidy Bu lis will once again travel to Sit >ux 
City, Iowa, after making il to the second round of 
the tournament last season when they were de- 
feated by Saint Francis University [111.]. 

The NAIA Division II tournament will be a 
32-lcam single elimination tournament featuring 
the champions of the 25 affiliated conferences, 
along with three top ranked independents. The 
first round of action will begin on Wed., March 8 
and Thurs., March 9 with eight games. The na- 
tional championship game will be held on Tue., 
March 14at7p.m.[CST], 

The team will have tine opportunity to partici- 
pate in the Banquet of Champions at the Sioux City 
Convention Center and the Parade of Champions 
at the Sioux City Auditorium. This season, the 
team has seven freshmen that will make their first 
appearance to the national tournament. 

"We're looking forward to sharing this expe- 

The Lady Buffs have a 24-5 record this season. Last year, they headed to the 
Sixteen," but hope to go further in this year's NAIA Division II tournament in Iowa. 

rience with our freshmen," said junior Amy Moody. 
"1 think that they're really going to enjoy all the fun 
tilings we get to do while we're there." 

Although their national tournament bid is 
sealed, the Lady Buffs will participate in the Ten- 
nessee-Virginia Athletic Conference tournament 
championship on Thurs., Feb. 24 at Virginia High 
School in Bristol. 

hi the conference tournament Milligan could 

possibly play against Alice Lloyd. Bluefield. 
or Montreat College, the three conference 
teams that they split wins with during the regu- 
lar season. 

"We will definitely be on our toes against 
all the teams we play in the tournament" said 
junior Amy Allen. "We don't want our losses 
to overshadow what a great regular season 
we had as a team." 


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Fill-ups increase as gas prices rise 


Assistant Editor 

The price of maintaining a long distance 
relationship lias gone up for Milligan junior 
Monnica Norman and her ( Jhio boyfriend, 
John ( javin. 

Gavin, who lives 400 miles away, paid 
$100 lor gas to drive his .leep Cherokee to 
Milligan to see Norman lor her birthday last 

Norman and Gavin arc jusl two of many 
Americans who have fell the effects of higher 
gas prices caused by the Organization of 
Petroleum Exporting Countries' decision last 
March to reduce their output of oil. Supply is 
low, demand is high, and prices have skyrock- 

The American Automobile Association 
reported that regular unleaded gasoline 
averaged $ 1 .54 per gallon nationwide last 
week. This time last year, prices were 57 cents manager, Katie Perry. 

cheaper Willi the nationwide average al M7 cents 
per gallon. 'Hie cost of fuel lias reached a high 
p. mil I ncaking the record set in April of 198 1 , 
when the national average was $ 1 .38. 

Norman said she has changed her daily> adjust lor Ihc additional cosl 

"I stopped driving so much," she said. 
"I'm more likely now to find someone to go with 
me and split the cost by trading oil' who drives." 

Hut Bill Greer, associate professor of 
business and economics, .said that most people 
do not reduce their consumption of gas 
because of a price increase. 

Senior Sara White said she still drives the 
same amount that she did before tile price 

"The way I figure, you need to do stuff 
and you have to have gas to do it," she said. 

The neartiy Coastal gas station on 
Milligan Highway is not experiencing a 
decrease in sales, according to their assistant 

nipjaining, but il u 

,|i>,l|l II IS II ::•; I' . 

everyone needs," 

People may not be able to change how 
much gas they use, but that doesn't make il 
easy to pay higher prices. According 
recent (JSA'loday/rNN/GalluppoII,4l percent 
of consumers, ' , earning less 

than $50,000 per year or living in rural areas, say 
the higher prices are a "hardship." 

Greer said prices aren't likely to get better 
anytime soon. 

"I believe they will be this high or 
higher through the summer," he said. "Demand 
traditionally peaks in the summer." 

Greer said he is concerned that the high 
prices will have an inflationary effect within the 
year unless the prices start going back down. 

OPEC met yesterday in Vienna, Austria to 
evaluate the possibility of changing its 
production level. 

Students discover the cost of "free" calls 



Freshman Gregory McFall and his suite in 
Webb thought they could use 1 0- 1 0-220 for as 
long as they wanted and since the phone bill 
was not in their name, they would not have to 

"I didn't think we would have to pay but 
my roommate answered the phone when they 
called and he gave them his name and address," 
McFall said. 

Many Milligan students are getting billed 
unsuspectingly for the use of a long distance 
lervice, which they thought would be free. 

Telecom-USA which is a subsidiary ofMCI 
WorldCom, provides the long distance phone 

service called 10-10-220. 

Students have decided to take their chances 
with the supposedly untraceable 1 0- 1 0-220 rather 
than pay for any other service. 

According to Telecom-USA, "Charges for 
1 0- 1 0-220 automatically appear on your local tele- 
phone bill, along with applicable taxes. The 
charges usually appear within one to two months 
from the time you make the call." 

Telecom-USA said that service is not avail- 
able from a pay phone, cell phone, hotel room, 
dormitory, military base or most businesses. 

However, students are making these calls 
from their dorm rooms on Milligan 's campus. 

Milligan 's local phone system is set up us- 
ing the sentrex system, which gives dorm room 

and campus offices separate phone lines, similar 
to those in normal houses. This system is op- 
posed to the switchboard system used by many 
schools and hotels in the past. 

"There is a law that requires us to provide 
access to these other services," said Joe Whilaker, 
vice president of business and finance. 

Whitaker said, Milligan's system is set up 
that way because of that law, and it allows stu- 
dents other options besides the Milligan offered 

"We do not want our services to be detri- 
mental to the students," Whitaker said. "If there 
are better services we would like to know." 

Parking problems solved by the CSP 



Freshmen can now look forward to having 
their own parking spaces reserved for them in 
the canyon. 

The decision was made last Thurs., Mar. 23 
when a group calling themselves "concerned 
students about parking" CSP, met with Mark 
Fox, vice president of student development 

"It was a last resort for us," said an anony- 
mous member of CSP. " We really felt bad for 
making the fresliman do tliis,i?ut it was our only 
choice in truly solving the parking problem here 
at Milligan," 

According to CSP, the parking situation will 
look like this: All freshman will be required to 

park in the canyon unless they have a medical 
reason not to. No one will be allowed to park in 
the "white zones" outside of Hart anymore. 

"We're going to have to hire a towing ser- 
vice to make sure this happens, " said the CSP 
spokesperson. "Parking tickets just don't seem 
to be cutting it for students anymore." 

Fox declined to comment on the towing ser- 
vice, but did have a mouthful to say about stu- 
dents not paying their parking tickets. 

CSP organized itself last year after a senior 
was forced to drive around the parking lots of 
Webb all night long waiting for a space to open 

"It was really sad that he had to do that but 
he wasn't the type to park illegally." said CSP 


The new parking rules will be enforced be- 
ginning April 1 . CSP thought it would be better 
to start things on a Saturday to get people into 
the practice of parking in their designated spot 
before the week begins. 

The parking regulations will be arrocRinced 
on March 3 1 in the cafeteria. 

Fox said he wanted to wait until the last 
minute to tell students to prevent rioting. 

"I don't think they would realty riot here at 
Milligan, but you can never be too sure. " said 

CSP is an secret group that doesn't realty 
exist and if you believed any of this, we got you 
for an April fools! 

The Stampede 

Wednesday, March 29, 2000 

Page 2 


Seniors prepare to enter the real world of Life 1 01 


Assistant Editor 

As the end of the spring semester is 
upon Students, this year's graduating seniors 
are in the process of thinking about their 
post-graduation plans. 

"I'm pumped," said senior Cam Hyder. 
"You just reach that point when you are just 
ready to graduate." 

Hyder, along with a majority of other 
seniors have been considering their plans 
after the upcoming May graduation. 

Elisa Dunman, director of campus ac- 
tivities and career development, said she has 
had over a dozen students make appoint- 
ments in her office to go over resumes. 

"Students need to get several sugges- 
tions and opinions on their resumes," 
Dunman said. 

Dunman added that she recommends 
students have cither their advisor or a per- 
son within their area of expertise look at their 
resumes before graduation. 

Hyder is considering a number n I othei 
ideas he has lined up for his future, lie is 
deciding between the graduate schools of 
Coolcy Thomas in Michigan and Campbell 
in North Carolina. 

"After grad school I might move here if 
an opportunity arises in Johnson City to go 
into ii private practice," Hyder said. 

Hyder has also considered moving to 
Washington D.C. to try to gel a job with a 
lobbying firm for menial health and disabili- 

Senior Brian Lctcndre has other plans 
besides continuing his education. After 
graduation, Lctcndre will be commissioned 
as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine 
Corps located at the Quantico Base in north- 
ern Virginia. 

"This is something I have always 
wanted to do," Letendrc said. 

Lctcndre added that if he does not 
choose the Marine Corps for a life-long ca- 
reer, he will consider getting involved with 
the secret service, FBI or CIA. 

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s;iid she knows what she wanls to do, but 
it's the where that has her wondering. 

"Photography is kind of a scary profc 
.inn to do," Routzahn said, 

This summer, she will be traveling to 
Laos in South Hast Asia to do mi .'.ion and 
photography work with 'learn Lxparraou 

Routzahn said if she likes her experi- 
ences this summer, she would be willing to 
do mission work, but would also like to have 
a steady job in the United States. 

Ncwlywcds Lee and Kirslen Ulaekbum 
have to coordinate two post-graduate lives, 
and not just one. They will be packing up 
their belongings and heading to South Bend. 
In., where Lee will attend graduate to hoolal 
the University of Notre Dame for Theology. 

"Our only concern is finding a job for 
Kirsten, when we move to Indiana," Lee said. 

Kirslen will graduate with a majoi in 
Special Education. 

Overall, Kirsten and Lee feel confident 
about their graduation plans. 

The Milligan College Alumni Relations 
Office and several local alumni are hosting a 

series of educational seminars every Friday 

in the cafeteria annex. The project is entitle! 

"Real Life 101: Crash Coin it '.urvjvjng 

Life After College." 'Hi' In I 

la i I i iday and was on "Creating a S| 


Craig Hardy, a Johnson City I. II 
man, spoke on how to handle posl-gradutalc 
spendings and covered topics from student 
loans to tithing. 

Two seminars will take place this Friday 
in the annex at 1 1 :1 5 a.m. The first is entitled 
'To Buy or Not to Buy (a car)" led by Ten- 
nessee Motors Pre lidenl and General Man- 
ager, Mike Kidd. The next, "How Much In- 
surance Do I Need?" will be led by Dave 
Johnson, a claims specialist with State farm 

The final seminar will be April 7, and is 
entitled, "How To Interview Succssfully," led 
by Susan Olcr. 

Dunman said she wished she had heard 
about budgets before she graduated. She 
encourages graduating seniors to attend the 
upcoming seminars. 

Lady Buffs still undefeated 



The Milligan College Lady Buffs 
tennis team won all nine of its matches 
Thursday to defeat the visiting King 
College and remain 
undefeated in con- 
ference play. 

"It was a good 
booster," freshman 
Annie Eckstrom 
said. Eckstrom, 
Milligan's no. 1 
seed, won 6-4, 6-3. 

Other singles 

winners included Dorothy Ritchey, 29 at 2 p.m. against Montreat (NC) Col- 
Cassie Denton and Jenny Lawyer, lege. 
Ritchey and Denton won 

on tiebreakers. 

Eckstrom and Diana Marti, Vanessa 
Click and Dorothy Ritchey, and Cori Bray 
and Rcnee Posey won doubles matches. 
"Yesterday's outcome pleased me." 
said Milligan coach Marvin 
Glover. "I did sec some im- 
provement from King since 
last time we played them, so 
we had to work harder." 

Click, senior, said, "It 
was really fun. We are turn- 
ing out to be a really strong 

The next home match 
for the Ladv Buffs is March 

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Students spend spring break on Apache reservation 



For the second year, Milligan students used 
their spring break, Mar. 1 0- 1 7, to minister to the 
Apache Indians on the Whitemountain Apache 

"The one thing that stood out wits what 
lappened with the group," said senior Ryan Bader, 
,vho helped lend this group of students. "The 
roup really created abond,notthatabond wasn't 
ireated last year, but the magnitude at which it 
vas created was different." 

This group of 28 students, led by t woCross- 
oads Missions' leaders, Tabitha Travis and Bob 
^artwright, spent their days at the American In- 
lian Christian Mission (AICM) in Show Low, 
Arizona and their nights on the Whitemountain 

Their days on the AICM wee mostly spent 
cleaning up the lire-pil area by removing rotted 
logs and replacing them with new ones to pro- 
vide seals around l he lire, Four members of the 
group were also in charge of paining a house that 
had been rebuilt dueloa forcsl lire. 

The- AICM is a non-profit organization that 
began in 1969 by taking VBS programs to die 
American Indian reservations. Today their out- 
reach includes the Apache Christian Connection 

(ACC) which continues ihescHible programs on 
the reservation by Liking a school bus once a 
week to communities on the reservation. 

The ACC staff said thai the tw< > n u tsl pi >pu- 
lar activities are the bikes that ihey lake along 
and the basketball goal that is mounted on the 
back of the bus. 

The Milligan students helped the ACC by 

organizing nightly Bible programs for lads 

of all ages to attend. 'Jliese programs 
which lasted lour nights, brought an av- 
erage 60 kids each night, through AICM 
vans thai would go and pick up most ol 
the kids in their c< immunities. 

The programs iru ludedactivily cen- 
ters for the younger kids where they could 
read books, color, play with Play Doh 
build with Legos, or even make bracelets 
out of string, beads and dry noodles. 

The programs for junior high ant 
high schtx)! students included games, a 
worship lime, led by Seventh from Adam, 
drama, and a speaker, 

"The experience of last year helped 
this year," said Bader. "And I'm sure next 
year's will even Ix: better." 

Stories that changed lives in Arizona 

Kids on the reservation loved cl 
John Hammon and get piggy-b; 
around the church building. 


ttories by contributing writei 

During the programs, students would ponder 
the characteristics of God as they were 
shared throughout the week. 

Each night after a long day working on and 
f of the Whitemountain Apache Reservation 
ir group would sit around and tell stories. 

There were stories of all different lengths 
id emotions. 

Now that spring break is over I often get 
ked how the Arizona trip went. What can 1 
y? Words can hardly describe the deep impact 
is trip, the Milligan group, the Apache children 
d God lias had just two weeks ago. 

Yet, the stories remain. 

Thankful (by Deven Hazelwood) 

The word 'thankful" would describe this 
p. I can't believe that God let me go out to the 
pache- land once again. 

I was disappointed about the low attendance 
iring the concert on Monday and felt the same 
out Tuesday's program. But then I met what 
r group liked to call "thugs" from the "Over 
: Rainbow" community. This group stood in 
; back of the van throwing animal crackers and 
iging "with a condom in my hand, I'm going to 
a rapist" I couldn'tbelievetliattheseelemen- 
■y-aged boys could sing about how much 
esus loves the little Apache boys" one minute 
d the next minute sing this horrible song about 
:ohol, drugs and sex. 

On the Friday night, the last night of our 
ograms on die reservation, I found these same 

boys sobbing. We moved into another room to 
talk with them and they did not slop 
crying. 1 could not believe I was watch- 
ing these three boys sob. I have no idea 
what they go through. Their lives arc 
so much different than I could ever know. 
One of diese boys, Jordan, ac- 
cepted Christ that night. He will never 
leave my mind. 

Mia (by Jackie Heflren) 
The first night there, we had the 
vans go out and get kids for the Sev- 
enth from Adam concert. I had the good 
fortune of getting to ride one of these 
buses. On it, I met a littc girl name 
Tumeshia, who goes by the name Mia. 
Wc became instant friends, and every 
night for the next four nights someone 
from our group would have to come find me and 
tell me that Mia was looking for me. Occasion- 
ally, she would give a project she had made at 
school that day to another member of our group 
to give to me. Mia is eight-years-old, but her love 
for God went beyond her age. I miss her so much. 
The Girl Who Left A Mark (by Hezekiah 

As kids began to head home after our first 
night of programs on the reservation, the remain- 
ing kids danced around the building, played the 
band's instruments and chased each other 
around the church. 

One little girl decided that I was to be the 
bad guy and she made it her goal to discomfort 
me. Now I don't know what the average person 
knows about telling kids to do something, but 
when my dear friend Fran told tins girl, Leanne to 
bite me I knew what was coming. She did not 
break the skin, yet it is not an experience I recom- 

Well despite the discomfort and die teeth 
marks, I refused to give up until I won over the 
affection of this little girl. As the night rolled to a 
close I began to lose hope in my efforts. As if he 
heard my distress, God showed me that what we 
see is not always what is. 

Later that evening, 1 was blindfolded and 
led around the room, running into cliairs and walls, 

for the entertainment of the kids. Then as the 
kids came up to hug me, apparently feeling com- 
forted by the fact that I couldn't sec them, I re- 
ceived probably the greatest compliment I could 
have received. I heard Leannc say,"Comc here 
and give me a hug you big fatty." 

My heart just melted as she gave me a tiny 
hug. 1 saw what she had been saying all night, 
which was thank you for caring and I love you. 

Emotion (by Tera Downey) 

If I could say that I have ever been over- 
whelmed with emotion for any reason, it would 
have been on Friday. I worked with the young 
kids for the whole week, wc saw progress and 
everything, but with the older kids it was differ- 

On Friday, the older kids were given the 
opportunity to accept Christ into their lives. I 
happened to walk past a small dark room in the 
church and all I could hear was weeping chil- 
dren. I was asked to come in and sit with a young 
boy who was crying so hard he could hardly 
breathe. He was in so much pain it was unbeliev- 
able. Ineverrealizedthatthistrouble-makercould 
be completely emotional about God. While hold- 
ing his hand we prayed He needed love, atten- 
tion and comfort. No words can explain the dept 
of that experience and the emotions that we both 
felt Itwouldbeniceifwecould 
snap our fingers and make ev- 
erything better, or if we could 
take away the temptations that 
we face, but that is one of the 
many reasons that we need God 
in our lives. 

Chico (by Misty Fry) 

I met Chico on the first day 
of the trip. A group of us were 
coming out of Bashas, the gro- 
cery store close to where Sev- 
enth from Adam performed all 
day. We were talking and laugh- 
ing, and all of the sudden this 
Apache man in a cowboy hat 
came up and asked us where 
we were from. He introduced 
himself, and we invited him to 

come over and listen to the band with us. 

Chico ended up staying all day. He talked 
with the group and played ball with the children 
in the evening. In the afternoon, he came over 
and started talking to me and wc ended up talking 
for almost two hours. He told me about how he 
had no job. no car, no home, and his wife had 
divorced him and took the children, not telling 
him where (hey were going. He also confessed 
that many of his problems were rooted in his ad- 
diction to alcohol. It was the first time I had ever 
been confronted with such problems, and I didn't 
know what to say. Wc just talked about how, no 
matter what happens, God will never leave us. 
God will always be there to love us, no matter 
how many mistakes we make. 

I invited him to come to our children's pro- 
grams the rest of the week, but he just shook his 
head like he wasn't listening. He didn't come the 
first night but the second night he walked in late. 
I later found out that he had seen the vans pass 
by and had ran and hitchhiked the whole way to 
the church. I was so happy, I almost cried He 
came every night after that and stayed late, play- 
ing games and teaching us words in Apache. On 
the last night we said goodbye, and I was able to 
say "1 love you" in Apache. 

During the nightly worship, kids leam the motions to 
"Lord I Lift Your Name On High." 

looking for 
a come- 



Last Wednesday, the Milligan 
College Men's tennis team lost 6-0 to 
Montrcat College at Milligan, leaving 
them winless in six games. 

The Buffaloes are having tough 
season, but have a positive outlook on 
the remainder of the season. With six 
freshman, two juniors, and just one se- 
nior, this year's team is a young one. 
"We are still practicing hard and look- 
ing forward to improving our record," 
said junior Stephen Sharpe. 

This is Sharpe's first year with the 
tennis team. He switched over this 
spring from his usual presence on the 
soccer team at Milligan College. 

"A more consistent play from all of 
us would help us, but for guys like me, 
this is our first year at this level," said 

Duard Walker, who coaches the 
team, said the players understand the 
caliber of players they are up against 
and the limitation of talent on the team. 

"[The team] looks to Jeremy Epling 
for leadership and inspiration through 
the tough times," Walker said. 

The Buffs play Bluefield College 
this Saturday and are looking to play 
well at Bluefield. 

"We are looking to come back this 
weekend with our first win," said 

The team expects big plays from 
their No. 1 seed, freshman Tommy Gjerde 
and from Epling. 

Walker said the team is more opti- 
mistic about this weekend because 
Bluefield College does not have the 
high caliber players as the conference 
powerhouses do. He added the team had 
already played the best teams in the 
conference and Virginia Intermont Col- 
lege looks to take top honors in the Ten- 
nessee-Virginia Athletic Conference. 

"Really, everyone except V.I., is 
playing for second place," said Walker. 

Next week, the men's tennis team 
will host King College and Bryan 






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Milligan Briefs 


Thurs., April 13 

Baseball team vs. 
Tusculum @ home 3 p.m. 
Wed,, April 14 
Men's Tennis TVAC tour- 
nament @ Liberty Bell in 
V.Johnson City TBA 
Softball team vs. VA 
Intermont @ home 3 p.m. 
Tniirs., April 15 
Baseball team vs. 
Bluefield ©hornel p.m. 
Softball team vs. TN 
Wesleyan @ Athens 1 

Fri., April 16 
Baseball team vs. 
Bluefield @ home 2 p.m. 
Tues.; April 18 
Softball team vs. UVA- 
Wise @ Wise 2 p.m. 
Tues., April 18-1 9 
Golf team NAIA Region XII 
Ky.TBA .'.' 

Campus Life: 

Thjurs., April 13 

. Interstate Career Fair @ 

Holiday Inn Convention 

Center, Bristol VA 12 -5j 

P-m. '. 

"The Prize is Right" game 

show for faculty and staff 

@ 7:3(3 p.m. :/ 


"Rock for Life" concert, . 

speakers and bands..,This 

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Committee rethinks Sutton murals 



When Layla Miller moved to Hart Hall 
in the full of 1999, she found Ihedorm halls 
covered with new white paint, replacing the 
colorful old murals from the years before. 
Like other students, she was disappointed 
with the new atmosphere, 

"When I came here, that's what I liked," 
said Miller, " 1 think a lot of people liked 
the murals." 

This year, concerned students from the 
other major girls' dorm, Sutton, are mount- 
ing a petition in their own building to save 
the murals from a repainting this summer. 
The group plans to deliver the signatures 
from concerned residents to Mark Fox, vice 
president for student development. 

Despite the petition, the residents of 
Sutton Dorm, Fox and Clarinda Jeanes, 
head of the campus restoration crew, do 
agree on one thing: the tradition of mural 
painting in the Hart and Sutton dorms 
should continue. 

"I don't want people to get the idea 
that we're out to cover up the morals," said 
Jeanes, "The dorm walls in Sutton are full. 
Don't new students have the right to paint, 

Deven Hazelwood, a Sutton Dorm resi- 
dent and spokeswoman, said, "Students are 
asking to have a voice in what goes on the 
wall of our residence hall. We want to save 
some of these memories, picking out some 
to keep and designating areas in which we 
can continue this tradition," 

Jeanes' volunteer crew could possibly 

be the group chosen to paint Sutton Dorm 

in the this summer, but they take all their 
orders from Fox. Fox said: 

"Fainting the dorm is certainly being 
considered, but the decision hasn't been 
made yet." said Fox. 

He added, students have been paint- 
ing the dorm hulls since he was u student 
at Milligun in the lute 70's, 

" I think that maybe its time to freshen 
them up every summer wc work on the 
dorms to clean them up," said Fox. 

Students from the two girls' dorms, 
perspectives, and even some of the men 
on campus uppreciutc the murals und don't 
want to sec them go. 

"I guess they are trying to clean up the 
wall, and yes, there arc some mural that arc 
just scary .. ..but we don't want to see some 
of these memories painted over so soon," 
said Deven Hazelwood. 

Shae Trousdale, a perspective student 
from Indiana, said, "I think the murals are 
neat. They give the dorm a little more char- 

Jason Harville, a member of the Stu- 
dent Government Association, said, 

"Everyone I know says they want them 

Students do, however, recognize the 
need to keep the dorms in good repair. As a 
compromise, Hazelwood suggested picking 
a few murals to keep and designating areas 
where the tradition of mural painting can 

Jeanes said, "If we paint, we'll have to 
do the whole thing. It would require too 
many man-hours to paint around the mu- 


Murals in dorms have been a student 
tradition. Students say they add character 
and color to each floor. Photo by Jill Jacob 

rals, and it would look too sloppy." 

Dean Fox emphasized that the decision 
would not be made until summer, but said 
that if Sutton is repainted, the procedure 
would be identical to Hart Hall. Every mural 
in Hart was painted over, but two or three 
large sections on every floor were designated 
as areas for future murals. Any student want- 
ing to express their artistic talents on the hall 
wall can submit their plans at any time to 
their resident director. Fox and the resident 
director would sit down and discuss the pos- 

"I think the hallways look dingy and 
need brightened up. After that. I say. 'let 
them start painting again." said Jeanes. 

Cabinet discusses plans for parking 



Next year students that park illegally 
might find a $20 parking ticket on their wind- 

"We have not had a lot of complaints. 
We just have been swamped this year with 
people not paying parking tickets," said 
Mark Fox, vice-president of student devel- 

Fox and the rest of the Milligan Execu- 
tive Cabinet are trying to solve the parking 
problems on campus. The Executive Cabi- 
net consists of the president, vice-presi- 
dents of the college and other administra- 
tive officials. According to Fox they have 
"kicked around many ideas in order to solve* 
the problems with parking." 

He said ideas include not letting fresh- 
men have cars, having privileged parking, 
having students pay to park, having fresh- 

"We pay enough as it 
is to go here, we should 
be able to park wherever 
we want." 

-Chuck Arnold 

men park in the canyon behind the chapel 
and raising the minimum fine from $5 to S20. 

If the minimum fine is raised, the price 
should stop students from parking where 
they are not supposed to according to Fox. 

"Five dollars is a lot of money to col- 

lege students and S20 is just too expensive," 
sophomore Chuck Arnold said. 

Milligan's parking problem doesn't com- 
pare to universities like East Tennessee State 
University or Virginia Tech where freshmen 
are not allowed to bring cars to school be- 
cause of the shortage of parking spaces. 

Milligan students like .Arnold think that 
paying for parking spaces is unreasonable. 

"We pay enough as it is to go here, we 
should be able to park wherever we want," 
Arnold said. 

Fox said that the parking ticket increase 
is not final, but it seems like the most simple 
solution to the problem. 

"No where in society are we allowed to 
do whatever we want, wherever we want and 
that benefits our society as a whole," Fox 

The Stampede 

Wednesday, April 12,2000 

Paee 2 


Real life fears 


Managing Editor 

Tic-toe, tic-toe, the minutes, hours and 
days Hip rapidly leaving some of us seniors 
scratching our heads asking ourselves, 
"Where did the lime go?" 

And yet I am continually amazed at the 
passivity of my fellow classmates on the 
subject of our future. I have had several 
conversations like this: 

Me: So, what are your plans alter gradu- 

Senior: Oh, 1 don't know. Probably go- 
ing home to work at- (fill in the blanks) 
where I normally work in the summers. 

Me: (hying to hide my disappointment) 
Oh, sounds nice, (fake smile) 

What ever happened to good old-fash- 
ioned job searching? You know that con- 
cept where you laboriously mail out resume 
after resume, change your answering ma- 
chine from silly (you sucked helium and re- 
corded yourself as a chipmunk) to dull (you 
are on your best behavior in a professional 
voice even your mother wouldn't recognize), 
and then hope and pray that someone wants 
to hire you? 

Where is Milligan in all of this? Send- 
ing us reminders to buy our cap and gown, 
making sure we take our senior exams and 
ensuring that we will be sure to remember 
this fine institution when we do fall into 
money? Oh wait, there is that class. What is 
it called? Real Life 101. But who has time? 
We are all too busy sending out resumes, 
going to interviews and ironing our busi- 
ness suits, right? 

So what are you doing after graduation, 

I have no idea. 

I have however, sent out 25 resumes 
complete with cover letters and samples of 
my writing. 1 do have two job interviews 
this week. Not to polish my halo, but come 
on guys, let's get real. 

Have we spent all of this money and 
time just to go home and work at the same 
stagnant jobs we have always had? I mean 
come on, we are highly educated individu- 
als who can all identify the "Woman of 

I propose (that is, if anyone is listening) 

Much Ado Review ggggaa MCKAY 

thai Milligan prepare us for the real world a 
little bit more than offering optional classes. 
(I opted no.) Someone needs to sit us down 
and make us write resumes. They need to 
make us send these resumes to our respec- 
tive fields. 7'hen they need to leach us what 
not It) say in an interview. I mean what if I go 
into my interviews this week and suddenly 
blurt out, "I don't know what skills I could 
bring to your company, but I do know what 
it means lo be human." 

A liberal arts education is a truly valu- 
able asset, but when it comes down to get- 
ting a job, I feel totally unprepared. 

I also propose (if anyone is still listen- 
ing) that students take some initiative. This 
ambivalence toward our future is not 
Milligan's fault. Seniors, please physically 
remove yourselves from your parent's house 
this summer It may take sonic time to get on 
your feet financially, but at least make that 
move. Get a job in your field as soon as 
possible. Ask your advisor to help you cre- 
ate a resume. Use the career services here at 
Milligan with Elisa Dunman to help you get 

If I could say one thing to my class (be- 
sides wear sunscreen), it would be get scared. 
Let that fear motivate you to do your best 
work and to stretch yourself beyond your 
wildest imaginations. Dream big and then 
dream bigger. Take your education to the 
farthest degree possible. 

I end this editorial with a tribute to my 
father. My father graduated from Milligan in 
1974. He was the senior class president. 
After Milligan, he got his masters degree 
from the University of Tennessee. My 
father's dream was to work overseas. For 22 
years he worked hard and climbed the cor- 
porate ladder until one day he came home 
and announced he had been offered a job 
that would take him to Germany. Now my 
family lives in London. 

He did all of this on a Milligan educa- 
tion. Many others have done likewise. It 
can be done. Good job, Dad. Thank you for 
being a role-model. I hope I can someday be 
as successful as you are. 


The Milligan theater department's ren- 
dition of William Shakespeare's comedy 
"Much Ado About Nothing," directed and 
produced by Kichard Major, was absolutely 
wonderful. It was well directed, acted, and 
put together. 

This play is one of the easiest to follow 
of Shakespeare's plays. The simple plot 
deals with marriage and love, plans lo de- 
stroy integrity, and humorous personalities. 
It lacks the twists, turns and subplots of 
several of Shakespeare's other works, mak- 
ing it more enjoyable for those audience 
members who are not accustomed lo the lan- 

The set and costumes were beautifully 
put together. They were colorful and el- 
egant, and the set worked well for the play, 
especially in the limited space. My favorite 
costume was the elegant gown of Beatrice, 
while Dogberry and his fellow watchmen 
definitely claimed the funniest attire. Cos- 
tumes were designed by Karen Brewster 
while the scenic design was done by Andria 
Smith, both which were also aided by stu- 
dents from Milligan's theater department. 

My only complaints about the play were 
in the area of sound. Though the selec- 
tions of music and sound effects were ap- 
propriate, they were sometimes too loud and 
distracted from the action. In another in- 
stance, in the party scene, the extras dis- 
tracted from the main actors by talking and 
laughing in the background. Though this 
in moderation may have added to the party 
atmosphere, I felt it was too loud and there- 
fore made it difficult to stay focused on the 
action of the speakers. 

All of the players did a wonderful job 
in portraying their roles. I felt that the tim- 
ing of the lines was good, and pauses for 
laughter were well thought out. Several ac- 
tors and actresses stood out as particularly 

The villains of the play, Don John, 
played by Alan Handman, Borachio, played 
by Phillip Brown, and Conrade, played by 
Dan Drage, did a great job in their despi- 

cable characters, '1 heir maniacal laughter 
and grotesque masks added to the bclicv- 
ability of their roles. They even managed to 
;" ' '.me laughs despite their lei 
lovcablc personal 

One of the highlights of the production 
was Dogberry, played by Benjamin Lcc, and 
bis fellow watchmen. The other members of 
his crew included Jason (-.vans in the role of 
Verges, and Todd Edmondson, Jeremy 
Russell and Shane Smith. You could not 
keep from laughing when these five- 
stage. Between the mixed up speeches, hi- 
larious movements and stuttering watchmen 
the audience was rolling with laughter. 

One noteworthy individual performance 
was by humanities professor Jack Knowles 
who played Lconato. One of the best scenes 
included Claudio, Don Pedro and Lconato 
as they tried to convince Benedick that 
Beatrice loved him, Knowles caught several 
laughs as he fell to the ground and illus- 
trated his points with wild gestures 

Lee Blackburn, playing the proud 
Benedick, also displayed talent. His animated 
face and vocal inflection provided entertain- 
ment and made the performance fun to 

My favorite character was Beatrice who 
came alive through the person of Krislic 
Rolapc. Her dramatic range emerged as she 
played both comic parts and lament filled 
scenes with seeming case. She really made 
you feel that she was Shakespeare's Beatrice, 
not simply a student playing a role. My 
only regret is that this will be her last perfor- 
mance at Milligan. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance 
of "Much Ado." I recommend seeing any 
future performances of the Milligan Theater 
Department. The show ran from April 5-8, 
but coming up is the festival of one act plays 
and films from April 26-28, so more dramatic 
talent at Milligan will be available for enter- 
tainment yet this year . 

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Wednesday, April 12,2000 

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Students hope stock market-risks pay off later 


Assistant Editor 

A few Milligan students have found a 
new way of earning extra cash — investing 
in stock. 

"When you trade slocks and do it well, 
its like having a second job for free," said 
junior Seth Cutsingcr, 

Cutsingcr began his investments dur- 
ing the summer, and junior Corey Webb de- 
cided to buy stock after he played the stock 
market game in his macroeconomics class 
last semester. 

"Playing the game got me used to watch- 
ing them [the stocks] everyday," Webb said. 

But Bill Greer, the professor of econom- 
ics who teaches the class, said he has con- 
cerns about students jumping into the stock 
market for a short period of time just to make 
some quick cash. 

"It's ftm to play with a little money, but 
you should never play with more than you 
can lose," he warned. 

Webb was serious about his investment 
decision when he decided last September to 
seek the counsel of a stockbroker at J.C. 
Bradford & Co., a brokerage in Johnson City. 
Through the broker's advice, Webb invested 
in a stock and also a mutual fund, which is a 

low-risk way of investing in many stocks 
that a company handles for the stockholder. 

Although Webb said he knows that 
playing the stock market can be risky, he 
thinks the risks arc worth it. Investing has 
proved worth it for him anyway since in less 
than five months lie has earned more than 
double what he first invested. 

"If you invest your money in stocks, 
most of (he time you will make more money 
than if you were to have it in a savings ac- 
count," Webb said. 

His fellow classmate, Cutsingcr has 
earned 90 percent of what he invested last 
year. But while Webb has always kepi the 
same stocks, Cutsingcr said he keeps his 
stock until it reaches a high and then sells 
through his broker at home in Louisville, 
Ky. He currently holds three different 

"I owned one stock for 1 7 minutes. The 
longest I ever owned one was four months," 
Cutsingcr said. 

Greer however, prefers to invest for the 
long-term having owned stock since 1 985. 

"Investing should be done with long- 
term goals in mind," Greer said. "College 
students have a lot of years to ride though 
the highs and lows of the stock market." 

Some students have approached the 
professor with questions about which 

slocks to buy 
and when to sell. 
But he sends 
straight to his 
broker, David 
McKain of J.C, 
Bradford & Co. 

The profes- 
sor advises lhat 
investors follow 
a methodical 
pattern and in- 
vest the same 
amount every 
month 1 \> 

added that buy- 
ing a good com- 
pany with an es- 
tablished his- 
tory is wise. 

good savings 

and investing habits. ..involves being a 
good steward with what you have and put- 
ting your money in well-established invest- 
ments with a history of long-term growth," 
Greer said. "This is a smart way to build a 
big portfolio over the long run." 

Cutsinger bought his first stock, Titan, 
(TTN) last summer. His brokerage, Paine 

Seth Cutsinger and Corey Webb check the status of their stocks 
through easy access to the Internet. Photo by Jill Jacob 

and Webber, is in Louisville, KY. Cutsinger 
currently owns shares in three stocks which 
he has had share in since Christmas. They 
included Tcxio Bio Technology, (TXB) 
Gcnzyme Tissue Repair, (GZTR) and Earth 
Search Sciences, (ESS). 

Summer causes heat about student housing 



During the summer, students wanting 
to live on campus while attending summer 
session classes will either live in Sutton or 
the A-frame. 

"It's not really an option for students 
to live in MSA, but I can't say anything 
defmate," said Mark Fox, dean of students. 

The student development office has not 
decided if students will live in Sutton dorm, 
MS A or the A-Frame house on campus yet. 

If the A-frame is occupied this sum- 
mer, guys and girls will live on separate 
floors. Here, students would have access 
to a kitchen, since the cafeteria will not be 

open for much of the summer. 

The A-frame only holds ten students. 
Fox said he did not know how many stu- 
dents were planning to enroll this summer 
and would not know until the end of the 
school year. If there are an abundance of 
students to be enrolled. Fox said he is not 
sure what will happen. 

If students live in Sutton, they will not 
have air conditioning nor be able to cook 
their own food unless everthing is cooked 
by microwave. 

Junior Josselyn Zimmerman said she 
doesn't want to live in Sutton because she 
has bad allergies and there is no air condi- 

"If I don't have that (air conditioning) 

then my allergies will be very bad this sum- 
mer," said Zimmerman. "Also I don't want 
to not have the ability to cook food. I can't 
afford to cat out every meal, and the micro- 
wave does not exactly offer very many in- 
expensive or healthy options." 

Some students just want a place to live 
on campus and do not mind where it is. 

"I do not really care where I live as 
long as it is on campus," said sophomore 
Angie Humphries. "I usually eat with my 
fiance and his family anyway, and I can 
live without air conditioning. I do have a 
small problem with living in the same 
house as guys if we live in the A-Frame." 

Students who need to stay here this 
summer do not have the option of rent- 

ing an apartment this summer, because they 
can not rent an apartment for two months. 
Subletting, which is leasing or renting all or 
part of a leased or rented property, is not an 
option either for many students because very- 
few of them are allowed to live off of cam- 

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Schedule changes reflect academic priorities 


Assistant Editor 

As students preregister this week, 
they will have the new option of taking a 
elass at 1 1 : 1 5 on Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday since chapel and convocation have 
moved to Tuesday and Thursday at I 1 :00 
per the request of the faculty. 

"Widespread feeling amongst the fac- 
ulty was that it would he very desirahle to 
have a class at 1 1 : 1 5 on Monday, Wednes- 
day and Fridays," said Dr. Jack Knowles, 
chair of humane learning and a member of 
the faculty-concerns committee. 

The new schedule has chapel and 
convocation letting out at 1 1 .50, and from 
1 1 :50 until 12:40 no classes are scheduled 
to allow a designated lunch time for stu- 
dents. This will reduce the number of stu- 
dents who are forced to miss lunch be- 
cause their classes go straight through 
the lunch period. The faculty found that 
most of the students who are forced to 

miss lunch this semester have had the prob- 
lem on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Another reason the change seems good 
to the faculty is because students have had 
several class conflicts at the 9:05 and HI: 10 
hours, and with adding an 11:15 class, stu- 
dents might have fewer scheduling difficul- 
ties, Knowles added. 

"Regaining the 11:15 hour would take 
some pressure off of the 9 and 10 hours," he 

The 11:15 time-slot on Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday is a prime slot for classes he- 
cause it meets three days a week and is a good 
time of day, according to Knowles. 

"It's not early, and it's not afternoon," he 

The faculty 'concerns committee sug- 
gested moving the chapel and convo time at 
an academic committee meeting, and once the 
academic committee approved the new sched- 
ule, it went to the President's cabinet, where it 
received final approval. 

Students like junior Lisa Hendrix say they 

are happy about the new schedule because 
of the designated time for lunch. 

"The Monday/Wednesday thing is a 
problem for rne because f have classes all 
around chapel and I can't eat lunch," Hendrix 
said. "They make the grab and go, but f don't 
like to do that, I like to go to lunch," 

Dave Taylor said that the grab-and-go 
program, where students can pick up their 
meals in the S. if they have a class dur- 
ing mealtimes, will still be around next year 
and may be enhanced. 

Besides allowing her a meal time in the 
cafeteria, Hendrix also said she likes the Tues- 
day/Thursday chapel and convo schedule 
because it is "more balanced." Like many 
juniors and seniors, she remembers when 
chapel and convo was on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays at 9:30, three years ago, which 
was her freshman year. 

"It just makes more sense," she said. "I 
don't know why they changed it in the first 

The schedule moved to Monday and 

Wednesday at 1 1 : 1 5 under Academic Dean 
Wccdman. The fatuity did m 
M •>■ mornings with llic 9: 30 ii me on Iul 
da and rhurtfdays became lab sciences 
had trouble scheduling times and educa- 
ti'in i .l.i n..d to be out in the field all 

Lately, the faculty has enjoyed having 


thai ii'. one has a class scheduled, and they 
can schedule meetings where most people 
can be in attendance. Knowles said it will 
just become little a harder to schedule meet- 

Il .'. ill- ■ 'in.i.'lr.u'. of the faculty that 
the negative is outweighed by thi 
live," Knowles said. 

Hendrix said that losing the 1 1 : 1 5 hour 
on Friday does not make hei 
goodbye to the Monday and Wednesday 
chapel and convo limes. 

"In a way it's nice to have the free hour 
on Friday, but its not like you do anything 
anyway," Hendrix said. 

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Seniors upset over graduation seating 


Assistant Editor 

When De'Marcn Kidd booked eight ho- 
tel rooms for his family members at the Garden 
Plaza Hotel, for graduation weekend, he had 
no idea that only 6 of them would have scat*. 

"It's crazy," said senior Kidd, "I pay tens 
of thousands of dollars to go here, and when 
graduation comes along they tell me I can't 
have my whole family here.!!/ 

Kidd along with at least a dozen other 
students arc dissatisfied with the limited seat- 
ing for commencement in Sccgcr Chapel on 
May 6, 2000. 

Due to the limited seating for graduation 
in past years, administration issued six tickets 
to 159 graduating seniors so their families 
could sit in Seegar chapel. 

"We felt it was fair to give priority to fami- 
lies," said Vicki Warkoczeski, administrative 
assistant to the president. 

Ticket issuing was started this year by 
the newly formed commencement committee. 
The committee consists of: Warkoczeski, Dr. 
Don Jeanes, president, Tracy Brirm. assistant 
registrar. Sue Skidmore, registrar, Carmen Allen, 
administrative assistant for academic affairs, 
John Wakefield, associate professor of music, 
Lee Fierbaugh, director of public relations, 
Dave Taylor, director of food services and 
Mark Matson, academic dean. 

Senior Nick Tule sent out a mass e-mail 
to the student body trying to find other se- 
niors who don't have as many family mem- 
bers as he does, in order to accommodate his 
nine family members. 

Tule said he is frustrated with the way 
the school is going about ticket distribution. 

"It's cool students and faculty can come 
and watch but they need to realize that most 
of our parents are footing the bill, so they de- 

serve the right to be there," Tule said. 

Jeanes said the committee felt that every 
graduate was entitled to have some family on 
the main level. 

"We always have more people attending 
that weean seat in upper Sccgcr," Jean' gaid 
'The parents who come 30-45 minutes before 
the beginning of the service can't find a place 
and have to go to lower Sccgcr. . ." 

"It's cool students and 
faculty can come and watch 
but they need to realize that 
most of our parents are foot- 
ing the bill, so they deserve 
the right to be there," 

-Nick Tule 

Brinn said in the past Milligan has sug- 
gested students bring seven guests, but the 
rule has always been by an honor system. She 
added that because students in the past have 
invited an excess of friends and family, some 
students parents had to sit in the chapel win- 
dow sills while others parents had to watch 
their children graduate on video. 

"In previous years we have had students 
families saving three rows of seats in the 
chapel," Brinn said. "It has gotten to be un- 

Mitchell said he does not think gradua- 
tion should be limitedjust because the school's 
facilities are too small. 

"It's saddens me that my high school was 
better prepared for commencement than 
Milligan College," said senior Sean Mitchell. 
"I think they should accommodate the stu- 
dents and hold it at Freedom Hall," Mitchell 

Senior Chris Booth also sent out an e- 

mail in '.'-.'if. hot extra lickeu fbrhit i 

Boothi nd he is irritated because he feels 
graduation could be held somewhef 

"We have the room," Booth said 
just need to get a little more creative, like hav- 
ing graduation on the v>cccr field, I lard 
or even the area where intramural football ii 
played," Booth said. 

So far, the committee has no plans to 
change the location of graduation. 

"I assume most students would want to 
graduate on campus," Brinn said. 

Brinn added that if graduation were to be 
moved off campus there would be an addi- 
tional cost and she didn't think studeir 
like that 

Warkoczeski said cost should be kept at 
a minimum and she questioned the appropri- 
ateness of changing the location of gradua- 

"Students and parents also need to take 
into consideration the weather and available 
seating," Warkoczeski said. 

One resolution to the limited seating sug- 
gested by committee members includes con- 
tacting other seniors who do not have as many 
family members to ask them for their extra tick- 

"Every graduate is entitled to his'her im- 
mediate family in the chapeL" Jeanes said. "The 
fairest way is to give every graduate an equal 
number of tickets. If they don't need all of 
them, they can share with others who need 
more. Many schools give tickets because they 
don't have unlimited capacity." 

At 1 :45 p.m., on the day of graduation, all 
seats remaining in Seeger will be available to 

For all other guest who do not get a seat 
in the chapel, there is an overflow seating area 
in lower Seeger where commencement will be 
shown on a big-screen TV. 

Limited seating last year caused some to find their seats in the window sills of Seeger. Photo by the 98-99 yearbook staff 

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Monday, May 1 , 2000 

Page 2 


Security discussed during physical plant meeting 


Assistant Editor 

Leonard Bcattic, the director of the 
physical plant, said that he has "concerns" 
about the security on Milligan campus. 

"It can't be that much longer until we 
have a problem," he said to trustees and 
advisors in a board meeting last Thursday. 

Beattie then told a slory about what 
happened three weeks ago when a strange 
man who was seen prowling around Milligan 
campus and was arrested later that night at 
ETSU. They could only keep him on charges 
of traffic violations, but the police officers 
on duty at ETSU strongly suspect he is the 
man who has exposed himself to women on 
campus numerous times, according to Chief 
Kemplinger at ETSU. 

But Beattie said compared to most col- 
leges and universities across the country, 
Milligan is safe, 

"There is room for improvements, but 
overall just looking at 
the incidents, we are 
doing okay," Beattie 

About two months 
ago he decided to get 
some outside feedback 
on the security situation at Milligan. Bcattic 
commissioned Murray Guard Services, the 
service that the school uses for its security, 
to conduct a survey to assess how Milligan 
stands in the safety department, 

"I thought it was good to have an inde- 
pendent group of people survey the col- 
lege," he said. 

Beattie said that he would like 
to have security officers on 
duty 24 hours a day. 

They suggested many things for 

Milligan, including getting an electronic key 

entry system, better lock systems, camera;. 

and handing out fewer keys to buildings out 

to students. 

"Wc arc pur- 
suing it, it is a Cabi- 
net-thing and they 
arc pursuing it, but 
it is a financial thing 
too," Bcattic said. 
Bcattic said that he would like to have 
security officers on duty 24 hours a day. 
Currently, the two officers are on the night 
shift covering the hours collectively from 5 
p.m. to 8 a.m. and the physical plant pro- 
vides security during the day. 

He said 24-hour security would also help 
the parking problems Milligan has been ex- 

periencing because the guards would be 
available to write tickets during the day. 

Meanwhile, a survey called the Student 
Satisfaction Inventory that Milligan con- 
ducted last fall showed that students per- 
ceive that Milligan has a problem with secu- 

Milligan fell behind other four-year pri- 
vate institutions and other colleges in the 
Coalition of Christian Colleges and Univer- 
sities, having a larger gap between student 
expectation and satisfaction in the area of 
safety and security. 

Bcattic said that he is watching the 
safety at Milligan and is looking ahead to 
ward off any future troubles. 

"I've got to wave the red flag when 
things start changing for the worse," he said. 

Dorm programs increase next year with changes 

More focus 
placed on the 
quality of 
resident life 



Next year Elisa Dunman will give up 
her responsibilities within the career de- 
velopment department to focus on pro- 
grams for the dorms and to train resident 

Dunman, the director of campus ac- 
tivities and career development, will cre- 
ate new programs for dorm life in order to 
make life in the dorms a better experience. 

"I am really excited about the change 
in responsibilities," said Dunman. "When 
I was a student at Milligan, I wished there 
was more attention given to resident as- 
sistants, to residents life. There is a lot 
we can do to enhance student learning, 

student personal development, really in- tention will be 

creasing our effectiveness," on careers, lead- 

Dunman, along with Mark Fox, dean ership dcvelop- 
of students, will be designing the dorm ment and retcn- 
programs this summer. According to lion (which is 
Dunman, a consultant is coming in May students stay- 
to aid in plans to train the R.A.'s for next ing at Milligan). 
fall. Dunman said the reason he is coming Fox, Mike 
is to "help design something unique and Johnson, vice- 
special to Milligan." president for 

Meanwhile this summer, Dunman will enrollment man- 
be working on the dorm plans for next fall, agement, and 

"1 will be working on the programs Dean Matson, 

for the dorms this summer. I will also be academic dean 

training the new R.A.'s, more than what are also doing 

has been done in the past," said Dunman, retention work, 
who recently finished her Masters degree "Elisa did a 

in College Student Affairs. great job and I 

One of the new programs for the think [John Paul 

dorms next year, initiated by Junior Kim Abner] will be 

Becker and Sophmore Andrew Parker, in- able to build off 

volves having discipleship coordinators that and expand 

on every floor of each dorm. This intent of that," said Fox. 

this program is to get small groups going "I feel very con- 

and to enhance relationships. fident that that 

Replacing Dunmans position is John will continue." 
Paul Abner, assistant professor of occu- 
pational therapy. The focuses of his at- 

The A-frame could also see changes next year with the addition of a 
resident assistant, which is presently under discussion. Photo by Jffl 

Hart acquires new resident directors for next year 



As Melissa Noble says goodbye to the 
position of Hart Hall's resident director, 
Milligan graduates Ethan and Betsy 
Magness will take her place. . 

"Both of us are really excited," said 
Betsy Magness. "I lived in Hart for two 
years and really enjoyed it. My husband is 
involved in campus ministry, and it just 
seemed like a natural thing. Both of us love 

Milligan and are interested in campus min- 

Noble, who has been the resident di- 
rector of Hart for seven years, is leaving 
with her husband, Tim, and daughter, Sa- 
rah, in June. 

Ethan Magnessjs the youth minister at 
Grandvicw Christian Church, and his wife is 
a student at Emmanual School of Religon. 

More than a dozen students on 
Milligan 's campus are already familiar with 
the Magnesses because of their participa^ 
tion in Grandview's youth group. 

"Ethan is a very dedicated person ," 
said Travis Mitchum, a regular attendee at 
Grandview. " He is a good Christian that 
doesn't just talk it, but he practices what he 
preaches. He is a perfect RD for Hart. 

Ethan is the son of professors Dr. Lee 
Magness and Dr. Pat Magness. Across cam- 
pus his Christian reputation is well known. 

"No one will get the job done as well as 
Ethan because Ethan comes from a long line 
of intellectual superiority." said Russ 
Hertzog, a longtime family finand,."J know, , 
that his judgement will far surpass that of 

anyone of that which he comes in contact 

The Magnesses addition is also looked 
at optimistically from Milligan staffmembers 
as well. 

"You hate to lose people that are strong 
employees but they are going to be replaced 
with people that are very strong in their own 
right." said Mark Fox. vice-president for stu- 
dent development, in the student develop- 
ment trustee meeting. 

"This will bring positive changes." Fox 
said. :"->•:.'. 

The Stampede 

Monday, May 1 , 2000 


Renovations planned this summer for the S.U.B. 


Assistant Editor 

Milligan students will return next year 
to a new and improved grill complete with a 
patio, booths, hanging lamps, refinished 
floors, an enhanced menu and a self-service 
area that will make lines to pay shorter. 

"We arc doing an extensive overhaul," 
said Dave Taylor, director of food services 
at Milligan. 

Right after graduation, the construction 
will begin and the grill will close for three 
weeks in May and two weeks in August. 
Taylor said that the grill will remain open 

while such summer groups as ( Ihrisl in Youth 
Conference come this summer. 

Pioneer Foods, the company that pro- 
vides food services for Milligan and many 
other Christian colleges, is financing the 
change as they did for the changes in the 
cafeteria last summer. Taylor said that the 
President of Pioneer and the President of 
Milligan reached an agreement on the issue, 

"We've done something every year to 
invest in Milligan," Taylor said. 

The new self-serve area will enable stu- 
dents to get their own fountain drinks, 
cappuccino and coffee and coolers holding 
salads and croissant sandwiches will also 

be available- 
Taylor said the grill is also enhancing 
menu options through selling pizza by the 
slice and other grab-and-go type food 
They will offer more food', that arc quick to 
get while maintaining their COOk-tO-ordcr 

"I'm hoping it will be lev', crowded at 
lunch," said Cara Eslcp, win* r> a senior in 
high sciiool and has worked in the grill since 
last summer and will work this summer as 

The volume of people in the grill may 
increase according to Taylor, because people 
will not have to wait in line a*, lone ;r. ihey 

did thii year and therefore will be more will- 
ing to come for lunch. The extra people will 
be accommodated because the grill will have 

n eating. 

Next year, a "name the j 5 
■.Mil '.( cur in September oi Oi tobei Taylot 
said thai discussions i^r putting a ; 
up in the cafeteria or down in the S.I B 
been going mi fm the lajl five years, but 
finally the plans arc becoming reality 
According to Taylor, thcadminii 
at Milligan is investigating the possibility ol 
tudenl being able to use their meal plan 
for credit in the grill, but the matter is unde- 
cided because it would increase expenses. 

Academic committee discusses area concerns 


Managing Editor 

Mark Matson aired his "laundry list" of 
academic concerns in front of board mem- 
bers in the academic affairs committee meet- 
ing, Thursday. 

"We have more accreditation issues 
than you want to think about," said Matson, 
academic dean. 

Matson addressed the committee fol- 
lowing reports from chair department heads. 
His concerns included over-worked faculty, 
loss of faculty next year due to sabbaticals 
and resignations, classroom facilities and 
some of the overall weaknesses in depart- 

Board members visit Milligan each fall 
and spring. They approve new policies and 
programs.and hold the overall role of evalu- 
ating every aspect of the college, said 

There are eight committees within the 
board of trustees. The committees meet to 
discuss issues within their specified area. 
They do not have power to take action based 

on these committee meetings, however, they 
report to the board as a whole who has the 
power to approve policies and to regulate 
the budget. 

There are nine department chair heads 
at Milligan. Each department shared news 
with board members on the committees. Most 
departments focused on faculty changes, 
student achievements and accreditation up- 

Both the social learning department and 
the humane learning department expressed 
satisfaction with Dr. Ted Thomas, associate 
professor of humanities, history and German. 

"Thomas has prompted a tremendous 
response from students," said Jack Knowles, 
chair of humane learning. 

Dick Major, chair of performing, visual 
and communicative arts reviewed Jim 
Dahlman, who is in his first year of teaching 
as an assistant professor of communications. 

"Jim fit in very well with the overall phi- 
losophy of the department," Major said. 

The performing arts department, social 
learning department, nursing department and 
registrars office all reported student success 

Program proposals passed 


Managing Editor 

The academic affairs committee passed 
a long list of new program proposals at their 
meeting Friday afternoon. 

"The whole packet was passed by the 
committee," said Mark Matson, academic 
dean. "Now the committee has to recommend 
it to the full board of trustees." 

The proposals included rationale, pro- 
gram description, financial needs, and any 
changes in major course work caused by the 
proposal. These proposals are usually 
passed, so I wasn't surprised, Matson said. 

One of the programs proposed was a 
public leadership-and service major. Accord- 
ing to the program description, it would draw 

from courses in social learning, performing, 
visual and communicative arts, scientific 
learning and professional learning. In keep- 
ing with the bachelor of arts tradition, it 
would require a foreign language. A full time 
political science professor needs to be hired 
to teach essential classes in the major. 

"This major is attractive because many 
prospective students will be attracted to the 
idealistic nature of Christian public service," 
states the proposal. 

Other proposals include adding a middle 
grades and special education minors tolhe 
education program. As well as a minor in 
general science which would "complement 
a student's chosen major and may encour- 
age-more students to pursue tbew interest in 
; the sciences'*.' ; '.' '■"■"'■ '''■ " '■■' 1;,r 

stories to the committee. 

Sue Skidmorc, registrar, read the names 
of 22 graduating seniors accepted into gradu- 
ate schools across the country. 

"I know this list may seem long, but you 
will be interested to hear these names and 
where they are going," Skidmore said. 

Many departments expressed a concern 
for over-worked staff. With the many 
accredidations such as the department-wide 
SACS (Southern Association of Colleges 
and Schools) and the education 
department's NCATE (National Commission 
Accredidation for Teacher Education), fac- 
ulty have had extra duties this year. 

"A big concern for me is faculty loads," 
Matson said. "In education especially, we 
are going to have to find ways to address 

This becomes critical especially in de- 
partments that loose staff to sabbatical or 

Four professors will go on sabbatical 
nextyear. PhilKenneson, Diane Junker, Carol 
Roose and Ruby Beck will take time to fur- 
ther their education or write books. 

"Sabbaticals arc an important pan to 
prepare faculty to be cutting-edge and more 
effective," Matson said. 

He told board members that classroom 
facilities arc "shabby". Dcrthick is too hot 
in the fall, some classrooms arc physically 
too small to be effective learning environ- 
ments and many are not multi-media 

■ Major reported sell-out crowds at this 
spring's production, "Much Ado About 
Nothing." Matson said, "While the theater 
program is excellent, the facilities are poor," 

"Dick always pulls magic rabbits out of 
hats when he uses the resources here," he 
said. "Most high schools have better per- 
forming arts centers than Milligan." 

Other facilities Matson addressed in- 
cluded the library and the language lab. 

"I'm concerned with staying up with 
technology." he added. 

These are all part of the challenges of 
being a small school. Some of these issues 
boil down to funding, according to the aca- 
demic dean. 

Top Ten List 

1. San tana 


6. Macy Gray 

Maria Maria 

2. Jennifer Knapp 


I Try 
7. FFH 

A Little More 

When I Praise 

3. 'NSync 

8. Sonique 

Bye Bye Bye 

Feels So Good 

4. Destiny's Child 

9. Marc Anthony 

Say My Name * 

You Sang To Me 

5. Newsboys 

10. Pink 

Beautiful Sound 

There You Go 

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Monday, May 1,2000 

Page 4 


Juried art exhibition held in Ground Zero 



Last Thursday in Ground Zero Gallery, 
Suzanne Stryk selected the winners of the 
2000 Juried Student Art Exhibition. 

"It is interesting beeausc when you first 
look at a piece you may think of it as an 
artwork, not as a student work," Stryk said. 
"[For example] this mask gave me an imme- 
diate response, which is something you re- 
ally have to go with." 

Stryk was selected by the fine arts fac- 
ulty members to jury this show because of 
her experience in art. She has juried art ex- 

Pieces in the exhibition included photo- 
graphs, sculpture, paintings and draw- 
ings. Photo by Krishana Kraft 

hibils in both colleges and art centers Tor six 
years. She has a degree in painting and art 
history and is a painter who has exhibited 
widely, both regionally and nationally. Stryk 
also writes artwork reviews and has had them 
published in art journals. 

A piece of art must express something, 
according to Stryk. She described it as hav- 
ing something "working" in the piece of art- 

"Some works may be abstract, others 
express a more psychological issue," Stryk 
said. "Each work will do different types of 
tilings, but the question is does it know what 
it wants to be?" 

Stryk studied the works of the Ground 
Zero Gallery and looked at the consistency 
between two pieces of work by the same 
person. She said it is easier for an artist to 
produce different types of art, but the artist 
that is consistent in their work is on the next 
level, or has a distinct "voice." 

Nick Blosser, assistant professor of art 
and humanities, said this exhibit was impor- 
tant because it gives students an opportu- 
nity to display their work and for some to be 
awarded for their efforts. 

"Art is made to be 
seen," Blosser said. 
"This exhibit makes 
students feel like they 
have something to 
work towards." 

Blosser said six 
years ago was the first 
time they had an actual 
gallery to have these 
types of exhibits. 
Blosser, who headed 
up the creation of the 
Ground Zero Gallery, 
said when the decision 
was made to give the 
art department the 
classrooms and hall- 
way in the basement of 
Derthick he took il as 
an opportunity to create a gallery. 

"This hallway used to have a drop ceil- 
ing and concrete walls," Blosser said. "So 
we took out the ceiling to make it feel bigger 
and did a lot of work on the walls in order to 
place nails for hanging work." 

This is the sixth year for the juried ex- 

Suzanne Stryk studied a piece by Tara Marasco. Students 
could submit more than one piece, of work if they have had 
more than one fine arts course. Photo by Krishana Kraft 

hibit, which holds 86 works by Milligan stu- 
dents who have taken art or photography 

The exhibit, which includes sculpture, 
photography, drawing and painting will end 
on May 5. The winners will receive cash 

Perkins takes second plunge into Christ and Culture 


Assistant Editor 

A void will be filled when Dr. Phil 
Kenneson departs for his year-long sabbati- 
cal next August, and Miriam Perkins (soon 
to be Miriam Perkins Fernie) steps onto the 
grounds of Milligan. 

"Miriam is one of the finest Milligan 
graduates it has had in the past decade," 
said Phil Kenneson, associate professor of 
theology and philosophy. "Students will 
benefit greatly from her." 

Miriam Perkins, a Milligan graduate, will 
take over Kenneson's position next fall, 
teaching three Christ and culture sections 

cipleship in the 21 s( century. 

"I'm thrilled," Perkins said. "I am look- 
ing forward to sharing in the community at 
Milligan again and contributing in a new 
and different way." 

Perkins believes she has been truly 
blessed with a God-given opportunity. 

"God shaped my life during my time at 
Milligan," Perkins said. "Almost everything 
I've done and the ways I think about my 
faith really stem from what I learned and ex- 
perienced at Milligan." 

Perkins said she had a number of short- 
term goals she would like to see ftifilled while 
teaching at Milligan. 

"I want to give of myself, participate 

what God might teach me," Perkins said. 

She also emphasized the importance of 
group learning. 

"I place strong emphasis on learning 
together and learning in conversation with 
one another," Perkins said. "Learning how 
to have a good conversation about difficult 
topics is important." 

For Perkins, next fall will be a testing 

"This gives her the opportunity to be 
in the classroom to decide if she wants to 
spend six or seven years in graduate school 
and to see if this is what she wants to do," 
Kenneson said. 

"I will try to figure out iff want to work 

ing directly with academics," Perkins said. 

Perkins has a Master of Divinity from 
Emmanuel School of Religion and currently 
is the Director of Women's Ministry at Ohio 
University in Athens, Ohio. She has taught 
at the university for three years. 

In Ohio, Perkins teaches a weekly wor- 
ship service (comparable to Milligan *s ves- 
pers), has weekly studies, plans retreats and 
plays the role of chaplain for the university. 

Kenneson said he will miss teaching all 
the graduating seniors while on his sabbati- 

"I'm kind of torn about it, and I will re- 
ally miss teaching all the seniors, but I have 
a lot of confidence in Miriam's ability," 

and a new Bible class entitled Women's Dis- fully, engage with students and be open to with studies in a college atmosphere, work- Kenneson said. 

Stampfli leaves music area for position in Illinois 



After a six-year stay at Milligan, Assis- 
tant Professor of Music Tom Stampfli has de- 
cided to move on. 

"I have had a chance to work with some 
really fine students while at Milligan," Stampfli 
said. "I have watched them go from talented, 
but untrained, to professionals, and that's al- 
ways a great satisfaction." 

Stampfli will finish the year at Milligan 
and then move to Greenville, III. where he will 
be head of the piano division at Greenville 
College. He will also be serving as chair of the 
entire music department. 

Qt^erw j!le is-e i;{^rahavtSiG#J|6gstcun$^ 

in 1892. It is affiliated with the Free Methodist 
Church and has approximately 850 students. 
The college offers several degrees in music, 
including a bachelor of arts in music, a bach- 
elor of arts in church music, and a bachelor of 
science in contemporary Christian music. 
Graduates include the members of the CCM 
band Jars of Clay. 

"I was attracted there because it is also a 
Christian college, but also because it has a 
much larger music program with 1 50 majors," 
Stampfli said. "They are more technologically 
oriented in many of their music programs." 

According to Stampfli, his background 
in the technological aspects of music will help 
him in his new position, as well as helping him 
^_s,ehista|en^.to tJie-fijllest, , -.. , v ■-..-,<!.-,<•;• 

"I want to help die students there grow 
in all facets of music and to utilize technology 
to their benefit, rather than detracting from 
the program," Stampfli said. "In the 2 ^cen- 
tury nobody can ignore technology. Students 
who choose to do that will not be prepared for 
the market." 

Stampfli says that since it is already diffi- 
cult to make it in the music world, it is impor- 
tant to keep up with and teach the latest inno- 

"If you want to make it in music, you 
have to be prepared," he said. 

Stampfli looks back on his time at Milligan 
as productive and wishes to thank his stu- 
dents and colleagues for making it a pleasant 
experiei^aod, ^r^^omirjgT&ienji^ al^ng the • 


"My stu- 
dents are won- 
derful kids," he 
said. "They're 
Christians and 
the hardest 
thing I do in 
leaving is leav- " 
ing them be- 
hind. I wish 
Milligan the 
very best as it 
continues to 
meet its mandate in providing a Christian edu- 
oS&ion and serving God in this area." 

Tom Stampfli 
Photo by Jill Jacob 

'lie Stampede 

Monday, May 1,2000 



Seventh from Adam use talents for outreach 



remy Walker led worship in Show Low, 
izona during a recent mission trip with 
ossroads. Photo by Russ Hertzog 

Only a half-hour before its first con- 
rt at Sub 7, the Milligan band Seventh 
im Adam asked Becky Ruby to play vio- 
i with them. 

Despite the short notice. Ruby joined, 
coming the fourth member of a band 
it would expand to seven members. 

"We are done adding members to the 
nd," said Jeremy Walker, Seventh from 
iam's lead singer and rhythm drum 
tyer. "We don't want an orchestra." 

Other members of the band are Tim 
orlon (lead guitar), Brian Talty (drum- 
;r), Aaron "Cheech" Johnston (bass and 

background vocals), Chris Egcr (keyboard 
and background vocals), and Rachel 
Knowles (hand percussion). 

The band formed in February of 1 999 
when Egcr and Walker decided to lead 
worship. They picked up five other mem- 
bers to form what is now known as Sev- 
enth from Adam 

The drummer that first year, Brad 
McMahan (bass player for another 
Milligan band, Esther's Request), played 
with Seventh from Adam until the band 
could find a permanent drummer. 

Finally, the band decided to have a 
drummer interview. 

"A couple of people showed up, but 
Brian was amazing so we asked him to 

join," Walker said. 

Knowles was the last member to join 
the band. While recording a promotional 
three-song demo tape, the band asked 
Knowles to play djembe 
drum on one of the songs. 
When recording was fin- ! 
ished. Knowles joined the 

The band is beginning 

to travel to venues other 

than local coffeehouses. It 

has played in Knoxville, 

Tenn. and Kernersville, 

N.C. within the last two 


"We want to play any- 
where we feel called, but 

right now we want to stay 

around the area east of the 

Mississippi River," said 

Walker, who later added 

that he would like to tour 


Currently, Seventh from Adam is sav- 
ing money to record a full-length album 
and print t-shirts and sticker 1 , lo .'II ii 

'flic band has begun dl'.iir, ,ion\ villi 

Milligan 's church relations department. At 

concerts Seventh from Adam describes it- 
self as a band from Milligan College. 

"We give a representation of Milligan 
by our actions on and offstage." Walker 
said. "Milligan helps to hold us account- 
able to each other and Cod." 

The band wants to help support the 
college as an outreach, not just in 
Milligan-rclatcd concerts. Ministry is a 
primary focus for the band. 

"If I could find out that a word I said 
on stage could affect or change someone's 
life, then I have already accomplished more 
than I could ever imagined for the King- 
dom of God," Egcr said. 

The band's comes from Jude 1:14 but 
the meaning is from the life portrayed by 
Enoch, the seventh from Adam. Hebrews 
1 1:5, of the New International Version of 
the Bible, sa B) faith Enoch >■ 
from this life, so that he did not experi- 
ence death; he could not be found, be- 
causc Cod had taken him away. I 
fore he was taken, he was commended as 
one who pleased God." 

Egcr said, "I found it and it -.truck inc 
as a good way to live day in and da 
mi and "ii the 

The band has no set mission 

"I call it a focus, because our main 
purpose is ministry and we have to focus 
on that to avoid other distractions that 
enter our lives," Walker said. "We have 
to strive for a mission not just think of it 
in one day. It is more of a mission goal." 

Seventh from Adam performed concerts in the community of Show Low, Arizona as a way to draw 
people in to the activities the Milligan group had planned. (Picture does not include Brian Talty 
because he was not able to partipate in the spring break trip.) Photo by Russ Hertzog 

Dhapel undergoes changes for the next year 



Milligan Students attending mandatory 
idnesday chapel services this year have 
ticed numerous changes in the worship 
le, leadership, and faculty involvement 
im prior years. Now things are changing 
ce again as Nathan Flora, a newly hired 
mpus minister, assumes full responsibil- 
for coordinating Chapel. 

"Chapel here ought not to be typical," 
id Flora, "It should be a place where we 
n experiment and try a variety of things, 
le talents, energy, and unique educational 
vironment here should allow us to be on 

cutting edge." 

There are some traditions that Flora 
>uld like to save and build on, but he is 
io bringing some creative new ideas to 
apel service planning. 

To Flora, variety in worship may include 
tivities like paintings and acting, as well 

as music. At the same time, he wants to 
observe the Christian Calendar, (events like 
celebrating Lent) and keep a good balance 
between outside speakers and inside voices 
in Chapel. 

Even thought the chapel committee has 
been disbanded this year because of sched- 
uling difficul- 
ties, Flora plans 
on meeting with 
faculty and stu- 
dents to estab- 
lish criteria ex- 
pectations for 

"My goal 
for chapel is to make it a time of corporate 
worship for the whole community here: stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff," Flora said. 

Flora, hired last August, is only one of 
the many changes taking place. 

This year President Jeanes closed staff 
offices on campus for the first time during 

chapel, which increased faculty attendance, 
according to Dr. Bruce Montgomery. Mont- 
gomery is also part of the changes taking 
place around campus. After four years at 
Milligan and eleven years at a state univer- 
sity, he will be retiring as campus minister, a 
position that he and Flora had shared. 

"I need 
to back off 
and not 

My goal for chapel is to make it a time 
of corporate worship for the whole 
community here: students, faculty, and 

-Nathan Flora 

wear so 
many hats," 
said Mont- 
go m ery, 
who is also 
the head of 
Communications DepartmenL the teacher of 
numerous Speech and Interpersonal classes, 
and director of the SAKS inquiry. 

"I will still be available for students who 
want to come and talk to me," Montgomery 

Sophomore Jason Lee, who is also step- 

ping down after two years as the student 
chapel coordinator, said, "This year we have 
allowed different styles and preferences 
throughout the semester... but I would still 
like to see more involvement from both stu- 
dents and faculty in chapel planning." Dr. 
Montgomery said that priority should be 
given to a good sound system, and that a 
new overhead projector also is needed. 

Wes Jamison, a member of the former 
chapel committee, said a survey should be 
taken to accurately gage reactions. 

"There are so many students here that 
are passionate about worship. I also would 
like to see a class here about Christian wor- 
ship," he added. 

While no one knows the exact format 
for chapel services next year. Flora has some 
strong ideas that will solidify into concrete 
plans over the summer. 

"It needs to be a time when we fellow- 
ship as a community, not just a high quality 
entertainment program," Flora said. 

The Stampede 

Monday, May ] , 2000 


Professor Wainer says farewell to Milligan College 



Students and faculty are saddened as 
the year comes to a close and they will have 
to say goodbye to Dr. Alex Wainer, assis- 
tant professor of communications who will 
not be returning in the fall. 

"Dr. Wainer has done so much for this 
department," said Dr. Bruce Montgomery, 
chair of the communications area. "We 
have come of age and begun to move into 
film studies because of him. He has helped 
the department mature by expanding it. We 
don't want to lose him, but we wish the 
very best of luck." 

Though Milligan is sustaining a loss, 
the move will be positive for Wainer and 
his family. 

"My wife and I are seeking to maxi- 
mize our earning potential." Wainer said. 
"Our goals are to work in the same (geo- 

graphic) area doing what we both love to 
do. We must move out of this area lo as- 
sure our satisfaction." 

By moving to a 
different part of the 
country, Wainer's 
wife, Judith, will be 
able to work as a 
traveling nurse. 

Wainer came to 
Milligan in the fall of 
1996 when he was 
hired to teach vari- 
ous general courses in communications 
with emphasis in mass media. He also cre- 
ated courses in his area of expertise, film 
when he started a world cinema and a film 
criticism class. 

Sentiments around campus are 
consistent; Wainer will be missed. 

"I had a class with Dr. Wainer last 
year," said Kyle Dincler, a former Wainer 

I like to challenge my studentsa 
by making them realize that the 
world sometimes tries to make 
us conform to it. 

-Alex Wainer 

student. "It was very interesting because you 
knew that Dr. Wainer knew what he was talking 
about and WBi very 
interested in film stud- 
ies. That make a big 
difference in a 
professor's perfor- 

Wainer chal- 
lenged sludenLs in all 
his classes to analyze 
how the culture 
around them differed from their Christian 

"I like to challenge my students by making 
them realize that the world sometimes tries to 
make us conform to it. Mass media is often the 
current mode... the question that should be 
asked is, 'Does this conflict with what I am 
learning in church?' Raising this kind of aware- 
ness in a student's mind is very rewarding," 
Wainer said. "I believe that God has allowed 

rnc to articulate this u> people that would 
hear it." 

Wainer wants students to remember they 
can be a Christian and work in media, includ- 
ing film 

"I would want people to remember me 
andkiiNv, ' it i' [-. n,|. to edify and point 
to the truth while in the film industry and 
studies," he said. "It can be a wonderful 
thing if God calls you to do this." 

While his days at Milligan arc < 
to a close, Wainer specifically mentioned fel- 
low professors Jim Dahlman, Bruce Mont- 
gomery and Carrie StcfTcy, and said he will 
greatly miss the relationships he formed at 

"I have encountered such a remarkable 
set of relationships. I pray that this is not so 
unique that I never sec this happen again. I 
would love to be able to have these i 
relationships with my colleagues wherever I 

Milligan grows while student's majors fluctuate 



It is 1 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, 
the managers are quickly preparing their 
batting order for the big game. Milligan is 
facing the other educational institutions 
across the land. The game decides enroll- 
ment and whether it will increase or de- 
crease. The batting order is crucial, where 
do you put your big bats in the lineup? 

Education has been designated the 
clean-up hitter for acquiring the most stu- 
dents into their program. In the fall of 1999, 
223 students declared education as their 
major, but that was actually a decrease from 
the year before when 259 students called 
education their major. 

Sue Skidmore, registrar said that this 
decrease is not a trend. 

"There is no known reason why the 
education should decline, so I expect it will 
increase," she said. 

It's a close race for the second and the 
third positions of numbers of students in a 
major. Performing, visual and communica- 
tive arts has 145 majors, while business 
barely falls behind with 144 majors. The 
areas of business and performing, visual 
and communicative arts claimed a combined 
32 percent of the traditional student body. 

Communications students numbered 
95 in the fall of 1999, while fine arts ac- 
counted for 30 of the area's total. Music 
and music ministry account for the remain- 
ing 20 students in the area. 

Business administration is the most 
popular emphasis in the business area with 
83 students, followed by accounting and 
computer information systems, with 28 and 

26 respectively. 

Science takes its spot as the number 
four hitter, batting at 98 students last fall, 
most of them enrolled within the Biology 

The Bible program, number five, sent 
83 young men and women to the plate in 
the fall semester of 1999. Over 50 percent 
of Bible majors marked ministry as their em- 
phasis, while no students were involved 
with the Christian education or family 
ministry's emphasis. 

Social science, humanities, nursing 
and engineering round out the bottom of 
the order. Social science maintains a steady 
batting average, with the total number of 
students involved in 1999 numbering only 
slightly more than they did 10 years ago. 

Humanities accounts for only 6 per- 
cent of the current enrollment, with 34 En- 
glish majors, 15 humanities majors and 
three Spanish majors. 

Nursing takes a few practice swings 
as it gets ready to bat. It already hit a 
homerun earlier this year by earning offi- 
cial recognition as a quality school of nurs- 
ing, and the nursing program is likely to 
score more students for Milligan 's future 
than it did with 41 students in 1999. 

The nursing program since its incep- 
tion in 1 992, has struggled to maintain con- 
sistent numbers or growth. In fact, the pro- 
gram has steadily decreased since 1996. It 
peaked in 1 995 with 1 30 students declaring 
nursing as their major, but has diminished 
since then. However, that number is now 
expected to increase because of the ac- 

At the very last spot, engineering 
fights in a tough spot. Milligan's engineer- 

ing program is a cooperative-learning agree- 
ment with Northeast Tech. In the fall of 1999, 
there were no students involved with the engi- 
neering program, and in 1998 they only had 
three engineering students. 

Over the past 10 years, Milligan has in- 
creased its enrollment from 760 in 1989 to 914 in 
1999. During this period, every major offered 
by Milligan has experienced a fluctuation in 
the numbers of students it claims. And with 
the addition of new programs such as the mas- 
ter of education, the master of science-occupa- 
tional therapy, and the business administration 
major for adults or BAMA, the variety of stu- 
dents that come to Milligan has increased. 

Both Skidmore and Mike Smith, vice-presi- 
dent for enrollment management, are optimistic 
about the future of Milligan's enrollment. 

"We arc improving a couple of things 
for next year. The BAMA program will add 
three new classes throughout the next fiscal 
year. The nursing program earned its ac- 
creditation this year which should increase 
the number of students in that program as 
well," Skidmore stated. 

Milligan has goals to increase enroll- 
ment, according to Johnson. 

"The average number of traditional stu- 
dents in the next couple of years, should be 
around 750," Johnson said. "Our goals here 
at Milligan are to get 900 traditional and 300 
n on -traditional students. But we still have a 
few years to get there." 

Top Ftv* Majors si Milligan 

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Monday, May 1 , 2000 

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Trips to D.C. result in reflection about Holocaust 



As Sarah stood at the Holocaust mu- 
seum in Washington, D.C. staring at thou- 
sands of shoes, her stomach churned. There 
was a smell in the air, which would seem typi- 
cal for a room full of shoes. But why, why 
was there a room of shoes? As Sarah looked 
down, she saw what once was considered a 
pink ballet slipper. She looked all around 
and could not find another ballet slipper any- 
where. "It made me think the shoes symbol- 
ized the many people in the camps, they're 
lost and can not find their match," said Sarah 
Timbrook. As I watched her read the quotes 
on the wall with sorrow in her eyes, I knew 
this would be a visit that we would never 

Sixty years ago this horrible nightmare 
actually happened. Even though all people 
know of its occurance, not all people think of 
it regularly. It took many Milligan College 
students by surprise when they visited the 
U.S.. Holocaust Museum with various groups 
on campus. Milligan had three Washington, 
D.C. tours planned within three weeks. The 
first group was the science group. Dr. Nix, 
professor of Chemistry took several students 
to D.C. to visit the numerous sites. All of the 
students in the science group went to see 
the life-changing U.S. Holocaust Museum. I 
think it is an experience that would benefit 

any human being. 

Nix has been to the 1 lolocaust museum 
several times and he does not understand 
why human beings could Ircat other human 
beings so terribly. He said, "There is no 
enjoyment involved at the Holocaust mu- 
seum, but there is definitely a valuable expe- 
rience to be learned." 

At the beginning of 
the tour at the museum, 
each person receives a 
passport. The passport 
tells a name and a story 
throughout the floors of 
the tour. As people pile 
to the top floor, various photos, messages 
and displays can be viewed. There are also 
1 5-minutc videos that can be watched, which 
give a brief summary of the Nazi camps. As 
people finish each level of the museum they 
look at their passports to read more about 

"It should increase the humanity of any 
person," Nix said. 

Many of the fine arts students took a 
break from the art museums and visited the 
Holocaust Museum when they took a trip to 
D.C. Alice Anthony said, "It is a good ex- 
perience for everyone." 

People, who went were really impressed 
with the survivor who talked to them. They 
could have listened to her all day. Erika 

It should increase the 
humanity of any person. 
-James Nix 

Eckfltuf '.poke to both the fine arts group 
and the Holocaust class who also visited 
D.C. Fxkstut was a Czechoslovakia Jew, and 
was only in her pretecn years during the war. 
Eckstul was never in a concentration camp; 
she wandered around Europe avoiding Na- 
zis and troops. Kari Anne Sherwood, a se- 
nior said, "The lady who spoke was amaz- 
ing.., her story was so 

Through Hckstul's 
speech she made an anal- 
ogy from 100 and I Dal- 
matians. She explained 
how all of the puppies got 
lost and the horses, white dogs, black dogs, 
cats etc. helped them find their way home. 
She continued to say that that is how Chris- 
tians should be by helping others, no matter 
what color, races or sex. 

Sue Skidmore led the Holocaust class 
to D.C. for her third time. 

"It pulls things together; confirms to 
students what they know," she said. 

Skidmore explained how the building of 
the Holocaust Museum is symbolic. While 
waiting in line at the museum it could sym- 
bolize the order of the camps. Many mu- 
seum guides, who directed the people, used 
their stem voices, which symbolized how the 
Nazi treated the Jews. When people enter 
the museum and look up to the ceiling. 

peopl<; <.;ih v;>: th<; \ , ;i>,', .• !>■■■. 

metal rtruclure, which prevent* the mil view 

of the outside. This represents how the 
people in the camps could sec the outside, 
but not get the full view of the outside, A\ 
people go into the elevator to the upper level 
floors of the museum the elevators arc very 
dark and people arc very close together Thi» 
symbolizes the trains that took the people 
to the camps. 

The overall experience is one thai ev- 
eryone should undertake 

"It put things into perspective, wc don't 
have to worry about things like thai, thank 
God," said Hcrtzog, a senior. 

Some of the quotes throughout the 
museum were very powerful. All through- 
out the museum the quotes relate to the 

Deuteronomy 4:9 says, Only guard 
yourself and guard you soul carefull 
you forget the things your eyes saw, and 
lest these things depart your heart all the 
days of your life, and you shall make them 
known to your children, and to your 
children 's children. 

In spite of everything /still believe that 
people are realty good at heart. —Anne 

The Diary of a young girl, 1952 

"It should increase the humanity of any 

Athletic trainer calls the shots for injured athletes 


Managing Editor 

Meet the injured athlete's new best 
friend, Carey Targett, athletic trainer at 

You can find her this 
spring running between the 
tennis courts and ball fields 
trying to keep up with all the 

According to Targett, 
athletic trainers are the first 
person to see the athlete af- 
ter an injury. They deter- 
mine if a player needs to see 
a physician. Targett used 
the words, "prevent, evalu- 
ate, treat and rehab" to de- 
scribe her job. 

"I'm liable for all these kids," Targett 

Targett, like a physician, holds mal- 
practice insurance because she could be 
held liable for letting athletes play if they 
are injured. She is responsible for 12 
sports teams. 

"There are actually more than 12 be- 
cause they count soccer as two, but its 
really four," Targett said. 

This is how she spent last Saturday: 
In the morning, she had to be at Liberty 
Bell Middle School where the men's ten- 
nis team was hosting a Tennessee- Virginia 
Athletic Conference. How- 
ever, that after- 
noon, the soft- 
ball team played, 
wj :' '' ; , which sent her 

driving back to 

she was needed 
at a rescheduled 
baseball game, 

i^^fl» ^ut cou 'd not De 

^£?^ there because 

she had no time 

left after working with other 


"There isn't enough time for me to 
do everything and be everywhere," she 

Targett doesn't get her weekends off. 

"I'm looking out for the athlete's best 
interest," she said. " A win or loss doesn't 
affect my job." 

An injured athlete does however, af- 
fect a team's performance. That is part of 
what makes Targett's job so difficult. She 

has to be the one to tell an injured athlete 
when they can play again (or not). 

"It's difficult when an athlete is in- 
jured, but we have to accept that [when 
the athlete can not play]," 
said Wes Holly, 
Softball coach. 
"Carey is well- 
qualified and 
she has a close 
association with 
Wautauga Or- 

This sea- 
son, three soft- 
ball players 
broke or dislo- 
cated bones and Targett 
broke the news that they 
could not play. 

Holly said that all coaches want their 
athletes back in the game, but they have 
to accept Targett's direction. It is impor- 
tant not to make the injury worse, Holly 

"Carey does an excellent job," he said. 

"Her efficiency has been better than we 

have had in the past. She has her hands 

full, but she is a very dependable person." 

While Targett gets great reviews for 

her work, another qualified trainer at 
Milligan is needed. According to Holly 
and Targett, she can't be in three to four 
places at once, as her job often demands. 
"We could have more assistant train- 
ers to be at ail the 
events and to 
travel with the 
teams," said 

Targett said 
she was able to 
travel with the 
basketball teams 
this winter be- 
cause there w-ere 
no other sports 
demanding her attention. 

"Most schools bring trainers with 
them to away games," Holly said. 

Meanwhile, Targett makes due with 
her pager. (It's loud.) She jokingly added 
that she could use one of those magnetic 
sirens for her car for days like Saturday. 

Targett received her bachelor of sci- 
ence degree from Ohio University in 1997. 
Currently, she is in her last semester of 
class work at East Tennessee State Uni- 
versity to complete her master of arts de- 
gree in sports science. 

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Monday, May 1 , 2000 


Buffs baseball team excited about next season 



Willi a disappointing regular-season 
record and the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic 
Conference Tournament looming in the near 
future, Ihe baseball team is finding il diffi- 
cult to maintain focus. 

The Buffalo coaches have had a rough 
season this year, but they are still very opti- 
mistic about next season and watching their 
young team elevate their game to compete 
for the TVAC title. 

"We still have a lot to play for," Head 
Coach Danny Clark said. "Wc arc the fourth 
seed in the tournament, and will play Uni- 
versity of Virginia- Wise on Saturday, and if 
wc finish third overall then we will advance 
to the regional tournament." 

The Buffs had an up and down year, 
finishing the season with a 17-25 record in 
the regular season, which included eight of 
their last nine games being postponed due 
to rain. 

"We played a tough schedule this year. 
We played Martin Methodist, a top 10 
ranked team, and held our own against 
them," Assistant Coach Ray Smith said. 

The Buffs will be losing two key se- 
niors this year, Jeff Cooley and John Rice. 
Rice and Cooley are the leaders of the team, 
both statistically and socially. 

"We are proud of these individuals. 
They are both world-class guys and it has 
been a privilege to have them here. " Smith 

Cooley has led in all offensive catego- 
ries as well as playing well at second base, 
while Rice has been the star on the mound. 

Clark stated, "Rice and Cooley have 
done more than their share for this team. 
We do have some work to do to replace 
them, but we are excited to have such a 

*" ..i. 

The baseball team spends time practicing each skill to increase improvement. Photo by Jill Jacob 

young team with potential." 

Clark, in order to free up some money, 
has decided to cut the junior varsity pro- 
gram for next year. Such expenses as travel- 
ing, meals and hotel rooms will decrease with 
fewer players. However, the JV players will 
still be able to keep their scholarship money, 
even though they will not play unless they 
make varsity. 

"The recruiting situation is looking 
good," Clark said. "I am looking at eight to 
10 players, six junior college players and four 
out of high school. Six of them have al- 
ready signed to come here." 

"We already had a lot of potential this 
year with a young team, we just lacked con- 
sistency, especially on the scoring end. Our 
pitching was good we just needed to score 

more runs," he said. 

One particular surprise to Clark was the 
ability of freshman Dustin Barrett to step up 
when the Buffaloes needed it. He won five 
games and had an ERA of 2.60, which was 
the team's lowest this season. 

Despite the team's losing record, both 
Rice and Cooley said they will miss playing 
with the team next year. 

"I would rather be right here with this 
group of guys than with any other team," 
Cooley said. 

"I just appreciate all the hard work and 
dedication of this team. Last year we had a 
winning record but didn't have any disci- 
pline. Coach Clark brought in a work 
ethic," Rice added. 

Rice said with Cooley's agreement 

"This team is gonna do great things next 
year and we arc gonna hate not being apart 

Rice and Cooley will both be staying in 
the area after the season. Cooley has ac- 
cepted a position at as a worship director 
North Pointe Community Church, a new 
church in Johnson City. Rice will be work- 
ing at the Elizabeth ton Star this summer and 
finish his degree. 

Smith said, "Even though we are los- 
ing those two, the horizon still looks bright 
for next year." 

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As the women's tennis team begins to 
bring their season to an end, it is very easy 
to reflect on a terrific year. 

"Each match has been an experience or 
a story to tell," junior Diana Marti said. 

The Lady Buffs had an undefeated sea- 
son and hope to continue their winning 
streak into the national championship. 

Marti played as the no. 1 seed along 
with Annie Eckstrom during the season. 

Eckstrom said their greatest competition 
during the season was UVA-Wise. 

"UVA-Wise had won conference so 
much that our match with them showed them 
who was going to win conference," 
Eckstrom said. 

The Lady Buffs beat UVA-Wise 6-3, 
during that match. 

On April 1 5, the team brought home the 
Tennessee- Virginia Athletic championship 
title and this past weekend participated in 
the regional tournament. In this tournament 
the Lady Buffs competed against the top two 
teams in the TVAC and the Kentucky Ath- 
letic Conference. 

"We went through the TVAC tourna- 
ment without losing one match," said Marvin 
Glover, women's tennis coach. "I have been 
very pleased with their effort." 

Glover said his team has unity because 
of their friendships on and off the court. 

"It (success) is a combination of talent 
with the unselfish personalities," Glover said. 
"The new-comers have blended in very 

Depending on the regional champion- 
ships, the team will attend the NAIA national 
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Do women belong in journalism? 


Assistant Editor 

"Do you belong in journalism?" The 
words shouted al me from the binding of a 
book sitting on a shelf in P.H, Welshimer li- 
brary. I have asked myself at least a million 
times if the life of a journalist is the life for 
me. This book was going to answer all of my 
questions. I checked it out. 

The book admittedly looked a litlle 
faded and frayed, the first time someone 
checked it was 1964, Do You Belong In 
Journalism was published in 1 959 and con- 
tains a compilation of interviews with I S edi- 
tors who "tell you how you can explore ca- 
reer opportunities in newspaper work." The 
group of professionals answered questions 
about the advantages and disadvantages of 
choosing a journalism career, and how to gel 
started in the area etc. > 

I read a little more attentively when I 
realized that the final question the editors 
answered was how their answers might 
change if the inquirer was female. 

Oh, and none of the editors interviewed 
were women. I notice these things, and not 
because I am a "femi-Nazi." I only mention 
this point because I am an editor of the Stam- 
pede along with three other women, and 1 
dream of being a "real" editor some day or 
maybe a columnist. I was ready for some 
sound advice on how to make dreams real- 


I found no advice that I wanted to take. 

One editor advised thai girls should 
steer clear of journalism and "go Study nurs- 
ing, modeling, the techniques of singing 
contralto, the making of spaghetti sauce, and 
the breast feeding of infants." Well, Milligan 
offers majors leading to careers in nursing 
or voice. It's too bad I hate science and 
can't sing. 

But not all the answers held such sexist 
views, a few just warned of the challenges, 
Mi. Managing Editor of the Milwaukee Jour- 
nal tells me that "few editors, given a choice 
of apparent equals or even a slight weight- 
ing in the girl's favor, would incline to the 
girl." «• 

I read on to find out that woman's place 
was writing for the "women's pages." How- 
ever a woman should always keep in mind 
that if she "intends to be married early and 
become a housewife, she should not waste 
her own or a newspaper's time." Thanks for 
the advice, but I don't notice a lot of pro- 
posals coming down the pike. 

Another noted that there are equal op- 
portunities for women to work in journalism, 
but "certainly below the executive level." 
That's good to know because I didn't want 
to be promoted anyway. 

I read the whole book and found myself 
just a little bit discouraged. 

But that waa the SO right? Things arc 
-different now because in the Milligan world 
that I call home, the Stampede staff is all fe- 

If current statistics stay the same, 
chances aren't good for any of us to become 
editors at large newspapers. 

According to the American Society of 
Newspaper Editors, women today head only 
13 of the 103 daily newspapers with circula- 
tion exceeding 100,000, Only two women are 
leaders of the 20 largest papers in the Unites 

"Women are entering newsrooms wilh 
greater ease, "wrote Joy Cook, former presi- 
dent of the Journalism and Women Sympo- 
sium to its 450 members. 

She added, "But the glass ceiling is 

If the ASNF. didn't have the answers I 
wanted, I hoped that another book, Women 
on Deadline, would help. This book holds a 
later publishing date of 1991 and features 
interviews with nine prize-winning women 

I wanted some encouragement, and a 
few of those interviewed did say they faced 
no obstacles in their journeys as women jour- 
nalists. Most however, said what I didn't 
want to read. 

"If we have gotten somewhere in a male- 
dominated world, we have done it because 
we were willing to work harder." Those arc 
the words of Lucy Morgan, who won a 


"There's no doubt aboul it for women 
to have an equal chance wilh men, 
have to have more credentials," Thai 
Moll) lr imt -nd, and '.he in 1967 
in t 1 1 tan to be assigned a police beat by 
the Minneapolis Tribune. 

Maybe the situation is getting belter 
t'- ii, ■ IhcASNl female membership is 
making steady gains, In 1998 female mem- 

nKxIal 1 7 percent, wilh I4r>~ 
among 858 members. Ten yc;>: 
percent were women. 

I'm glad thai a book from ihc '50s made 
me lake a second glance al what I i ■ 
granted I thought lhal my gender didn't 
mailer in career choice because I grew up 
being told I could do anything. As a woman, 
I would hale to forget thai careers did nol 
come easily for those who sat in my position 
40 years ago. 

To give a little credit, those editors from 
ihc '50s did answer some of my questions 
about whether or not journalism r n;-ht I- ,i 
me. It's for those who love excitement, who 
like to read, who love talking to people, for 
the compassionate who value truth telling 
and it's for those who seek to be an integral 
part of the democratic process. It's also for 
those who don't mind being underpaid and 
overworked, but if you love it, those things 
don't matter. Do you belong in journalism, 
Gina Holtman? I ihink the answer is yes. 

Stampede survey 

I would like to thank everyone who par- 
ticipated in The Stampede survey. 1 would 
also like to congratulate those who won 
prizes from various businesses in Johnson 

Looking through the surveys I noticed 
areas you suggested that need improve- 
ments like keeping the stories interesting, 
up to date and not repetitive from announce- 
ments already made. Sometimes our staff 
has a limited perspective about what goes 
on at Milligan or even in the Johnson City/ 

Elizabethton community. We would love to 
hear your input if you have possible story 
ideas that we could use. 

Another section of the survey talked 
about format. Now most people that partici- 
pated have taken note of the new format and 
seem to appreciate it. Yet, there were a few 
that questioned having a new format at all. 
Well, our format has changed quite drasti- 
cally from last year. During last school year 
the Stampede was printed on a one-page 
newsletter that could include approximately 

three to four stories an issue. As a new staff 
came in changes for the print edition were 
made. Our staff then went to a four page 
format on printer paper and just this semes- 
ter have gone to a news-print style that can 
include up to eight stories, depending on 
size. This new format actually looks like a 
newspaper and even turns your fingers gray 
and black after you have read it cover to 

Finally, the Stampede online was dis- 
cussed in the survey. This online edition of 

the paper repeats most stories in the print 
edition with a couple of exceptions. How 
can we improve this online edition? Any 
ideas? This our next project as we continue 
to grow and expand. 

Again, I want to thank you for partici- 
pating in the survey and hope we can con- 
tinue to serve you better as a voice of the 

-Krishana Kraft 

The Stampede 

This publication exists to provide news and information, and to offer a 
forum to the Milligan College community. Opinions expressed may not 
reflect those of The Stampede, its editors, or Milligan College. Letters are 
welcome, but may be edited for the sake of space or clarity. 

Editorial Board 

Krishana Kraft, Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Mitchum. Managing Editor 

Natalie Alund, Assistant Editor Gina Holtman, Assistant Editor 

Kevin Poorman, Web Administrator 

Jill Jacob, Staff Photographer 

hristan McKay, Reporter Misty Fry, Reporter Phil Brown, Reporter Melanie Lorenz, Reporter 

Lisa Depler, Business Manager 

Prof. Jim Dahlman, Adviser , . 

The Stampede 

Monday, May 1 , 2000 

Page 11 

From the Diary of Stephanie Mitchum 


Managing Editor 


Number of Frappuccino's-3 (not bad), 
number of people offended in last editorial- 
whole senior class (very good), number of 
hours have slept in two days-4 (limmni), num- 
ber of pounds gained this wcck-15 (finally 
gained freshman- 15 last week of senior 
year... why? why?), boyfricnds-0 (very good 
as have no time), jobs-I (start May 15! Hur- 
rah), number of parking tickets left to pay be- 
"fore I graduate-uhhhh, Dad, want to help me 
on this one? 

This is it. The last week of classes is end- 
ing, /graduate in 1 days. I start my new job 
in 1 7 days. Could someone tell me what hap- 
pened to this semester and why I'm writing 
my last (sniff) column ever in The Stampede? 

/ wish I could open the juicy details of my 
life to all of you but (even though I'm really 

tempted), let ,'v not go there. I'm not dating 
steamy hoy anymore I suppose its no secret 
that somewhere out there, he exists. 

Cooper, I still hold my ground that 
Milligan guys do not ask girls out enough. 
And when they do (I'll add this because I 
can), it's lame. 

Seniors, I think your points in letters to 
the editor were well inlentioned, but I still 
think many of us need a good kick in the 
butt. Ifs time to stop making excuses for 
ourselves, (nah nah nah, I got the last word!) 
However, I like to think some part of me is 
working for the kingdom of God. I've been 
blessed with gifts abundant and now a won- 
derful opportunity to use them. The Rocky 
Mount Telegram in North Carolina offered 
me a job as the features writer, (think they 
will like Samantha Paxson ?) I am scared silly. 
Thank you to those of you who wrote letters 
to me. We all need challenges and I felt your 

Letter to the Editor... 


I am writing this letter, article to express 
some concerns, feelings, beliefs that are shared 
)n this campus. I am not an authority, nor do 
[ know everything if anything at all really. I 
:ould possibly be wrong about something. If 
>o, please let me know. These years at Milligan 
tave taught me so much it is unbelievable, 
-fowever, the "hot topic" that I feel I have 
gained an incredible amount of learning on 
would be Worship. "Therefore, I urge you, 
irothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your 
rodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing 
o God — this is your spiritual act of worship." 
Romans 12: 1 says what worship is. However, 
where do we go from diere? Don't ask me, I 
ion't really know. Nevertheless, I do know 
hat the God of the universe is due the most 
ligh praise we can possibly give. 

We are results of a culture that worships 
nusic. We feel music, live for it, dream about 
:t. We are passionate about music. We crank 
jp the sound because we want to hear it bet- 
:er. We add in guitar licks to make our music 
sound better. We change the words to fit a 
■hythm written by some musician we have 
tever heard of. We change the style of songs 
:o fit what we like only to ruin what the origi- 
la] composer dreamed of expressing. This 
:reeps into our worship little by little. We 
eave vespers more deaf than when we came 
n. We just stand there during singing be- 
:ause we cannot even hear ourselves sing. 
SVe are excited when we get to sing a popular 
iong that causes us to raise our hands up and 
iing "passionately" to the Lord. We clap for 
he very talented musicians and forget that 
we should never stop clapping for the very 
alented creator that gave our friends that tal- 
:nt to lead the singing portion of worship. 

We are people that give only when it is 
:asy to give. We give our praises and singing 
:o God because it is so important that he re- 
vives our worship to him. However, do we 
; ver, let GoH'spealc .to us? Da ,we fever listen to... 

his holy word being read aloud for us to 
hear and have our hearts be touched by the 
word of the Lord? Do we have any respect 
of the gospei reading that for centuries the 
tradition is to stand out of reverence for the 
very word of the Lord that saves us? We 
stand during our singing time to God and sit 
when he tries to speak to us because we 
think the former is more important. Wc leave 
before the speaker speaks or sit and study 
until he finishes. When someone is deliver- 
ing the word of God to us, do we ever call it 
or treat it as worship? Do we ever have re 
spect for the one speaking to us? And by 
that I mean the God of the universe speak- 
ing to us through a man or woman up on the 

Our worship to God is all about I. We 
sing songs with the word I dominating the 
song. We sing lines that say, "you do all 
things well, just look at our lives". Who 
ever wrote that song has never seen what 1 
do in my life, because I am the chief of sin 
ners. We must think about what we are sing- 
ing in a meditative manner before we are able 
to deliver our praises to the King of Kings 
Because, if we do not, our praise can be- 
come meaningless. 

God gave us reason for us to use it. 
Some of us use it more than others. (I am 
one of the others). However, if anything I 
have learned at this school is to question 
why we do things. That is what I did about 
the subject of worship. I may seem like a 
cynic or a pagan, but through my learning, I 
have been able to understand a little bit of 
what worship should be to my Lord and Sav- 
ior. I have learned that God deserves the 
utmost respect in all of our worship. And if 
that means I stand when everyone else sits 
or sit and listen to a speaker when he or she 
is boring, then I pray that I do, so I can give 
the Lord of everything my awe and all my 
worship and not just sing about it. 
■.•/.VAX'S' -Deven Hazelwood 

challenges had some good 
points. I wish you all the best 
of luck. Especially my 22 peers 
who plan to attend graduate 
school in the fall. Congratula- 
tions everyone! 

Super Divas thank you for your support 
through all the good times (and the bad). I 
love you girls. You arc all strong women. 
Some day down the road, we'll all get to- 
gether and giggle about Saturday nighLs, 
weekend road trips, sleeping at my apartment, 
the ants that wouldn't go away, calling uh — 
old friends, and reaching out to my neigh- 
bors. Wc arc so young now! 

Stampede staff, it has been quite a year. 
Do you think anything else could have been 
"assessed", "dealt with", "created contro- 
versy" or "faced allcgations'7 Krishana, you 
arc my inspiration. Natalie, you arc my relief. 
Gina, I believe in your dreams. Scan, you 
missed out. Thank you Mr. D. for putting up 
with me. Thank you everyone for trusting 

me with Samantha and for letting me ex- 
plore stories that interested me, but chal- 
lenging me to write ones thai did not 

Next Sunday, when I cross that stage 
many things will be going through my 
mind. Docs this hat look stupid? \><i I 
have something hanging out of my nose? 
Will my parents take me out to dinner af- 
m iln -.'' Will my waterproof mascara hold 
out? Should 1 hang this in my living room 
or in my office? Which way do you tum 
the tassel? But most important, how in 
the world do I leave a place I have botrj 
loved and hated with such passion'' Hon 
will I say good-bye to these friends and 
professors that have influenced and in- 
spired me? What will I do everyday when 
I wake up and don't have school to go to? 

The day is almost over. I am proud 
of my accomplishments but I wish in some 
ways, I had done things differently. Oh 
well, there is always tomorrow. Tomorrow 
is a new day. 

What did you think about Chapel? 

"I think it is a shame that the only time we 
see all the faculty together in chapel is two 
times a year. It looks like it isn't important to 
the faculty, then why should it be important to 
the students." 


"I like that there is a variety of 
worship, so it is not the same 
thing every Wednesday." 

Katie Llovd 

"I like the worship time when the 
campus bands play. I didn't like 
the responsive readings. It doesn't 
seem like anyone has any feeling 
in it." 

Adam Samaritoni 

"I like chapel, but I dislike taht once the 
speaker gets up to speak everyone 
either falls asleep or does their 
homework. I think that is disrespectful." 

Heather Eckman 

"If the chapel music was any 
slower it would be dead and 

Leigh Dotv 

The Stampede 

Monday. May I. 2000 

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Staff Pull-Quotes 

"Give me editing or give me death"--Natalie Alund 

"I don't even know for sure, you should call someone else" --Lisa Depler 

"I don't have any cents"-Stephanie Mitchum 

"Mr. Mitchell has left the building. "-Krishana Kraft 

"Don't talk about me when I'm not here. "--Sean Mitchell 

"Steph, What are you doing?"-Krishana Kraft 

"Helping Natalie"--Stephanie Mitchum (as she scrolls through J-Crew on-line.) 

"What? Shop for Christmas?!"-Krishana Kraft 

"I need a quote, (pause) Don't you know him?"-Misty Fry 

"I'm auditing. "-Stephanie Mitchum 

"God loves you and I have a plan for you life." Jim Dahlman 

"I'm not really attatched to my words this week. "-Krishana Kraft 

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"Someone needs to give her a bedtime. "-Stephanie Mitchum 

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"The Stampede is like a good sitcom without reruns. "--Krishana Kraft 

Awards Convo 2000 

Fine Arts Award- Vanessa Click and Kjistie 

Performing and Visual Arts Outstanding 
Scholarship- Kristin Colson 

Music Educators and National Conference 
Student Chapter Award- Sabrina Hess 

Chamber Orchestra Award- Rob Meier 

Music Outstanding Student Scholarship- 
Kitstofer Reed 

WUMC Leadership Award- Chris Booth 

Outstanding Communications Broadcasting 
Student Award- Jeff Cooley, Tom Goodlet, and 
Chris Booth 

Stampede Writing Award- Kxishana Kraft 

Outstanding Communications Student 
Award- Lisa Depler 

Communications Outstanding Student 
Scholarship- Regina Holtman 

English Award- Lee Blackburn, Todd 
Edmondson, and Leslie Hamilton 

Humanities Award- Regina Holtman 

Humane Learning Outstanding Student 

Scholarship- Jason Evans 

German Award- Natalya Klinova 

French Award- Michelle Warren 

Spanish Award- Jason Evans 

Biblical Learning Outstanding Student Schol- 
arship- Kevin Bobrow 

Social Learning Outstanding Student Schol- 
arship-Sara Curtis 

Computer Information Systems Award-Ben 

Adult Learner of the Year- Theresa Carter 

Wall Street Journal Award- Denise Siebc 

Professional Learning Outstanding Student 
Scholarship- Shelly Coe 

Scientific Learning Outstanding Student 
Scholarship- Jason Mackey 

Outstanding Biology Student Award- Karen 

American Chemical Society Award- Hugh 

Outstanding Mathematics Major Award- 
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Lone L. Sisk Award- Jeremy Epling 
Academic Excellence in Nursing Award 

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HPXS Exercise Science Award- Melann 

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Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Teaching 

Award (Best Ail-Around)- Nikki Blcvins 
Paul Clark Intern Award- Amy Rollings 
Chick-Fil-A Service Recognition Awards- Jil 

Bumpus, Dr. Ruby Beck 

Student Leadership Award- Ryan Bader 
Faculty Appreciation Award- Jeff Miller 
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The Stampede 

Thursday. September 7. 2000 

S«i \ iiij- i lie: M illij',.1 ii * '.II' ;" < -mm in unity since l<)'2Ct 

Volume 65 Number 1 

New chapel rules raise questions 

By Chad Booth 


Regardless of how many years go 
by, the start of a new school year always 
ushers in sweeping changes. This year, 
Milligan students were met with new 
classes, new professors, new rooms, and 
of course, new rules. 

At the first convocation of the fresh 
academic year, President Jeanes 
informed returning classes and entering 
freshmen of the recent rule amendments 
regarding chapel and convocation servic- 
es. Talking, studying, sleeping or any 
other activity deemed rude, will no 
longer be tolerated during the services. 

This new rule has the Milligan com- 
munity wondering how convocation and 
chape] will be conducted throughout the 
remainder of the semester. 

"Typically, last year I sat in the back 
and became somewhat frustrated with a 
few students who talked, studied, slept, 
[and were] disrespectful to people who 
were participating in the program," 
Jeanes said. 

Jeanes said he felt like something 
needed to be done about the disrespect he 

saw last year in chapel, lie added that the 
"crowning blow" came last semester 
when a choir from the Mountain Mission 
School in Grundy, Va. performed in 
convo. Although Jeanes was absent that 
day, it was reported to him that the con- 
duct of the students was so bad that the 
director of the choir made a comment. 
Jeanes said he apologized to the director 
and told him students should have more 
respect for people who are presenting 

Despite his unhappincss with last 
year's chapel and convo services, Jeanes 
is very encouraged with the response to 
the recent change in policy. 

"I was very pleased with the conduct 
of the students," Jeanes said. "I think 
they responded exceptionally well." 

The service proceeded without inci- 
dent, and no students were requested to 
remove themselves. 

Although the administration appears 
to be pleased with the first chapel, some 
students were not. More than a dozen 
students wonder what event prompted 
the change in chapel rules. 

Senior Trent Davis said he thought 
having chapel monitors changed the 

whole attitude of chapel for the worse. 

"It seemed really uptight," he said 
after the service on Thursday. 

Davis said he felt as if there were 
five Secret Service men watching the stu- 
dents in the back. 

"It gave you the feeling of 'Big 
Brother is watching you' and it made you 
think they were just looking to pulj 
someone out," he said. 

Although some students disapprove 
of the changes in chapel and convo, oth- 
ers have a different view. 

"It bothers me more that we need the 
monitors in the back," senior Jason 
Evans said. 

Evans added that he thought the new 
rules were well thought out. 

"I think a lot of reflection has gone 
into [them] and [they] are becoming a 
good tool in our education," vans said. 

Chapel is currently undergoing an 
overhaul under the direction of Campus 
Minister Nathan Flora. 

"Our goal is to make worship inten- 
tional, well thought out and to cultivate 
as much as we can the best type of wor- 
ship presence we can at Milligan," Flora 

President Don Jeanes outlined his new 
rules in the first convocation of the year. 

Ftm photo 

Jeanes expressed his confidence in 
Flora's ability to organize chapel servic- 

"Nathan will continue working with 
the committee all year long to provide 
quality chapel programs," Jeanes said. 
"We want to be sure that we plan them 
...that they are done with quality." 

Flora and faculty committee overhaul chapel program 

By Melanie Lorenz 


Worship leaders must direct a three- 
week process of Bible study, group- plan- 
ning meetings, musical rehearsals and 
sound checks before they take the stage 
for Thursday chapel services, according 
to the new "Chapel Planning Manual." 

Worship should "not be planned or 
conducted haphazardly," according to the 
manual, which is the result of over 20 
hours of meetings this summer by a com- 
mittee consisting of faculty, administra- 
tion, students and Campus Minister 
Nathan Flora. Instead, chapel should be 
intentional and thoughtful, according to 

"The people planning the chapel 
service will be very well prepared and the 
result will be a very meaningful service," 
said Ted Thomas, a professor and mem- 
ber of the planning committee. 

Becky Ruby said she appreciated the 
Bible study. Ruby is a member of the 
band Seventh from Adam, which played 
three songs for chapel August 31. 
However, she was frustrated with the 
required Wednesday night practice that 

lasted four hours, partly due to equip- 
ment problems. 

"I do agree wiuVthe Bible study," 
Ruby said. "I think a major priority is 
making sure musicians are where they 
need to be spiritually before they lead the 
school. The Bible study is a good start." 
But she added that from what she has 
seen so far, it may be unnecessary to 
have everyone meet 
Wednesday nights. 

The committee 
also defined wor- 
ship, outlined wor- 
ship goals, and list- 
ed instructions for 
musicals worship 
teams in the manu- 
al, which defines that the primary pur- 
pose of chapel is "to provide the campus 
community an opportunity for corporate 

Professor Jeff Miller, who will 
preach and lead worship September 28, 
expects that the extra effort will be well 
worth it. 

"The new emphases in chapel will 
help insure that it is a truly God-centered 
event," he said. 

The new guidelines recognize that 

chapel encompasses all of the campus — 
students, faculty, and staff, according to 
Mr. Miller. 

"Our hope is that this plan provides 
a way to incorporate more members from 
all cross-sections of the community," 
Flora said, who emphasized that the role 
of Milligan's chapej is different from that 
of Sunday night Vespers. 

"Vespers is 
for and by the 
students, and it 
has its own pur- 
posed and goals. 
Chapel is for the 
whole commu- 
nity, by the 
whole commu- 
nity... we need to allow them to be differ- 
ent," Flora said. 

Student opinion about chapel this 
year was mixed. Sophomore Christina 
Medlin liked the first chapel service, but 
felt that "it was pushed for time, because 
they were trying to get everything 
[planned] down to the last second." 
Others liked the organization. 
"I think we needed it to renew our 
worship time because worshiping God is 
the center of our school. If we can't wor- 

"By grace we gather, we hear, 
we are heard, we respond, we 
transform. ..all to the glory of 
God. " 

-Milligan College chapel committee 

ship God properly, where is our founda- 
tion?" said Beth Ross, who read scripture 
as part of the chapel worship team. 

Students interested in helping with 
chapel service were given the opportuni- 
ty to sign up on Rush Day. Flora also is 
interested in getting students creatively 
involved with chapel. Last year, alumnus 
Michelle Warren made the clay cups and 
plates used in the August 28 chapel serv- 
ice. This year. Flora would like to involve 
art students in making worship banners to 
hang in the chapel and he also plans on 
initiating a songwriting contest 

In response to recent dialogues about 
worship on the campus, students may 
have the opportunity to learn next semes- 
ter in a class completely about Christian 
worship. The summer chapel committee 
meetings led to discussion among the 
Bible faculty about the possibility of a 
class on worship, according to Flora. 

"We've talked about it and we like 
the idea. Its something that we'd like to 
do, but the question is if we can realisti- 
cally do it this spring. "At this point its 
still at the stage of an idea," according to 
Chris Heard, a Bible faculty and summer 
chapel committee member. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, September 7, 2000 


Page 2 

Teacher education program to have new home 

By Wes Jamison 

Managing Editor of Online 

Beep. Beep. Beep — a common 
sound these days around the Faculty 
Office Building at Milligan College, as 
construction crews begin 
work on the Dr. Paul Clark 
Education Center. 

"The main purpose of 
the center will be to 
increase space for the 
teacher education pro- 
gram," said Phil Roberson, 
associate professor of early 
childhood education. 

The new 3,000 square 
foot facility will be an 
addition to the Faculty 
Office Building, which 
will also receive a renova- 

The building was 
named in honor of the late Dr. Paul 
Clark, former professor of education at 
Milligan. Clark served the college in 
several capacities including dean of stu- 
dents, academic dean and for over 30 
years as director of the teacher education 
program. Clark died in February of this 
year, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. 

"Most of the funding for the project 

Longtime education professor 

has come through the generosity of his 
friends," said Roberson, concerning the 
naming of the facility. 

According to Mark Matson, aca- 
demic dean, the center will feature an 
expanded curriculum 
center, a multimedia 
classroom, additional 
space for faculty 
offices and some addi- 
tional parking spaces 
near the FOB. 

Matson docs not 
believe that the addi- 
tional space will alle- 
viate the strain on 
campus facilities. 

"It's only one 
building, so realisti- 
cally it's not going to 
make that much of a 

Paul Clark. 

niophoio difference," Matson 

Roberson agrees. 

"It's still going to be small. The 
classrooms are not as large as we would 
have hoped, but we're happy to have 
them," Roberson said. 

The laboratory, which will feature 
Apple Macintosh computers, will be pri- 
marily for the use of students in the 
teacher education program according to 

President Jcanes. 

"The Mac lab will help to give the 
teacher education students practice in a 
school setting," he said. 

Other students on campus, however, 
will have limited access to the Mac Lab, 
according to Roberson. 

If all goes well, construction on the 
project should be completed by January, 
according to Jcanes. 

If the facility is completed on sched- 
ule, it will open sometime early in the 
spring semester. 

"We arc currently in the site prepara- 
tion stage," Jcanes said. "We have a bid 
from a contractor. Right now we arc 
meeting with the contractor, the archi- 
tects, and an independent contractor who 
works with the school to go over each 

Work crews prep the area surrounding FOB in preperation of new education center. 

Photo by Rs*n 

Ray accepts offer to become new director of student life 

By Christan McKay 


On October 8, Julie Ray will return 
to Milligan College, not just as an alum- 
nus, but also as the director of student 

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Ray's hiring was announced this 
summer after the resignation of Elisa 
Dunman, director of campus life and 
career advancement. Dunman left 
Milligan to take a position as director of 
student activities at Carson-Newman 
College in Jefferson City, Tenn. 

"We were looking for someone who 
had experience with college campuses; 
preferably [someone] that knew some- 
thing about Milligan." said Mark Fox, 
vice president for student development. 
"She [Ray] certainly did that. She stood 
out in her interviews, her personality and 
her actual work experience." 

Ray is a 1986 graduate of Milligan. 
She holds a bachelor of arts from 
Milligan, and a master of arts in missions 
and intercultural studies from Wheaton 
College. Before accepting the position at 
Milligan. Ray was serving on the mission 
field in Southeast Asia as an English 

"I'm hoping she will build on what 
we have started and expand into some 
other areas such as service learning," Fox 

Fox also said that he hopes Ray will 
nurture some ideas that are already 
developing in the area of spiritual life. 

Until Ray arrives. Fox and other 
members of the Milligan community 
have had to take on some of the extra 


"Fortunately we've had a couple of 
student volunteers step in and pick up a 
lot of the slack, as well as staff who've 
taken on more work in a few areas," Fox 

John Paul Abner, assistant professor 
of occupational therapy and psychology, 
aided by taking over Dunman's former 
position of director of career develop- 
ment. Abner took over the position to 
allow Ray to focus her attention more on 

the campus life aspect of the job. 

"Since I'm a licensed psychologist, I 
have access to evaluation tools that Elisa 
could not use," said Abner. "Thus we will 
be offering more extensive evaluation 
and counseling services." 

Students are also working to fill 
voids left by Dunman's departure. Gina 
Wells, president of social affairs, has 
been working several hours a week on 
student life and dorm life, including the 
organization of such events as Rush Day. 

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Milligan welcomes international players to field 

By Holly O'Keefe 


The Milligan men's varsity soccer 
team kicks into action this season with 
the arrival of six new international play- 

"They've helped us out tremendous- 
ly," said Team Captain Derek Sharpe. 
"They've made our speed of play a lot 
faster and they've brought many different 
styles of play together." 

Sharpe said the biggest problem the 
team is facing now is communication. 

"Right now we are trying to figure 
out... a system to find common ground 
because it is hard to understand them out 
on the field when you have guys talking 
in Portuguese, Irish, Swahili, and 
American," Sharpe said. 

The six foreign-tongued players 
include: Ramirez Uliena, Lcondro Cruz, 
Daniel Gacheru, John Odhiambo, Brian 
Okumu and James Walsh. 

Ramirez Uliena, from Sertanobolis, 
Brazil, is a sweeper who transferred from 
Concordia University after being recruit- 
ed by his friend Dalan Telles, who also 
came to Milligan from Brazil, last year. 

Leondro Cruz, from Porto Alegre, 
Brazil, is an outside right back. He also 
attended Concordia last year, where he 
said he raised his grade point average so 

that he could come to Milligan. 

Cruz said he has recently set goals to 
reach new levels in his college soccer 

Daniel Gacheru is a forward striker 
from Nairobi, Kenya, lie became inter- 
ested in Milligan after being contacted by 

who are both midfielders, also played fur 
The Union and were recruited through 

"The people and the coaches make a 
great team," Odhiambo said. "Milligan 
seems to have the best coaches in college 
ball. Coach Garvilla offers a lot of 

International members of the Milligan soccer team pose for a group picture in Webb 

Hall. Photo by Bethany Hofty 

Donald Onyango, a senior at Milligan 
last year who knew Gachura through The 
Union, a club team in Kenya. 

John Odhiambo and Brian Okumu, 

fatherly advice and helps us a lot to keep 
on track." 

The three Kenyans, Gacheru, 
Odhiambo and Okumu said they are 

excited about getting an American educa- 

"I think everybody is a student at 
first and then an athlete; I'm here to fin- 
ish school and then also to play soccer," 
Gacheru said. 

James Walsh, from Galway, Ireland, 
is a striker who was recruited by his 
friend Patrick Sweeney. Sweeney came 
to Milligan from Northern Ireland last 
year and has had the opportunity 
with 'Idles and other veteran pla< 
sec great changes in the soccer program. 

Coach Hans llobson observes tlial 
new styles of play arc coming together 
between the American and international 
players, a process which is improving the 
speed of the game and giving the team 
more confidence. 

"The Brazilians, for example, have a 
more flamboyant and technical approach, 
while the Irish arc more physical and 
direct," Hobson explained. 

Gacheru added, "Many people at 
Milligan College don't take soccer as 
their favorite game. The basketball team 
heTc fills the gym with players, but we 
have maybe 30 or 40 people come to a 
game. Maybe this year we can create a 
more positive image of soccer than 
Milligan has had before." 

Local churches kick off new college ministry programs 

By Misty Fry 

Student Life Editor 

Students at Milligan are torn 
between having Friday Night Bites, 
doing That Sunday Night Thing, staying 
in the Here and Now or diving into The 
Well. Many local churches are offering 
ministry programs designed for college 

Throughout the coming year, stu- 
dents will have the opportunity to get 
involved in many ways, in many differ- 
ent atmospheres. Everything from con- 
temporary praise and worship to small 
group bible studies will be offered. 
Opportunities to serve others, whether it 
is in leadership positions or as member 
of a missions group, are also available. 

This year, First Christian Church of 
Johnson City is heading into the new 
semester with a new praise and worship 
time called That Sunday Night Thing. 
Catered especially to college age adults, 
the night will feature a contemporary 
worship service and a message that 
applies to major issues that students are 

"The goal of 77m/ Sunday Night 
Thing is Co actively seek the lost for 
esaaigelistn by creating a meaningful and 

contemporary worship style," said Ron 
Blackmore, who leads the college-age 
class along with his wife LeAnne. 

The Blackmore 's have a simple goal 
for the year: They want students to get to 
know the word of God better, in order to 
give them a framework for living. 

"If we could teach the students one 
thing throughout the whole year it would 
be that Jesus is real, relevant, and you 
can know him," Blackmore said. 

Grandview Chrisffan Church is also 
starting their activities for the year with 
Friday Night Bites. On Fridays, students 
can get together to play games, eat lots of 
food, get to know each other and have a 
worship time and message. 

"We want to provide a time when 
college students can learn how to get 
involved in a church," said Ethan 
Magness, the coordinator of the Sunday 
school class and Friday Night Bites. "We 
want them to learn how to serve and to 
lead a diverse church." 

Magness and his wife Betsy realize 
how hard it is to find a church home dur- 
ing college. The Magness' want students 
to become full members, to start serving 
and not just be a regular member of the 

"We want to make a bridge from the 
student's being ministered to to being 

ministers themselves," Betsy Magness 

In an effort to prepare students to be 
leaders to their peers, Grace Fellowship 
will be offering evangelism training for 
all college students in October. It will be 
lead by the director of Campus Crusade 
for Christ. Grace Fellowship also has a 
ladies bible study, numerous service 
projects and leadership opportunities. 
They do group activities like going to 
Wal-Mart or Sears and having car wash- 
es for free, saying it is free just like the 
gift of salvation is free. 

"We want to build up our believers, 
to encourage them to grow in their spiri- 
tual walk and to encourage other peo- 
ple," said Heather Freday, the college 

According to Freday, Grace 
Fellowship's focus is to get college stu- 
dents to "trust in the Lord" to do what he 
"'convicts them to do. 

Cornerstone Church is offering an 
activity called Here and Now. Taking 
place on Thursday through Saturday 
nights. Here and Now gives students a 
chance to hear concerts, swing dance, 
drink coffee at the coffee bar. eat at the 
deli, play pool or pingpong or just hang 

Started by Pastor Ann Burns as a 

Bible study, she wanted a place where 
everyone would feel welcome. 

"Our goal is to teach college stu- 
dents that they don't have to go through 
the world alone, that [God) is there to 
help them," leader Beverly Austin said. 

University Baptist Church also has a 
special praise and worship time on 
Wednesday nights called The Well. 
Close to 300 area students are now in 
attendance. The Well has a bible study 
and a contemporary' praise band. The 
church also features retreats for men and 
women as well as monthly missions, 
such as feeding the homeless or raking 

"Our purpose is that God be glori- 
fied through our lives, leading the lost to 
Christ so others can grow spiritually. We 
also want students to have a home away 
from home," said Debbie McNeill, one 
of the people who leads the college 

According to McNeill, University 
Baptist just wants students to learn that 
they can depend on Jesus for everything 
in their lives. 

"Our goal is to identify and claim 
our position in Jesus Christ. When we 
realize who we are. everything else will 
be taken care of. There is nothing He 
cannot* do " 

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When I came to Milligan my fresh- 
man year I opened a new checking 
account. My mother put money into my 
account when I needed it so I could 
spend it. She figured it would be a good 
idea to keep me financially secure. That 
was a mistake. Hence begins my story. 

Here students are given credit card 
brochures at registration. Milligan is not 
alone in handing out credit card applica- 
tions. Last year at ETSU, First Tennessee 
Bank tried to coax thousands of students 
' into signing up for credit cards by giving 
out M&M's with their applications. 

Four years ago, one of my close 
friends, who attended ETSU her fresh- 
man year, was suckered into signing up 
for a student credit card. If only she could 
have stopped spending, then she could 
have avoided the tragedy that awaited 
her. I thought addictions were mainly 
with sex, drugs and alcohol. I was wrong. 
The girl could spend money like no one 
else. By the end of first semester, my 
friend had a student Visa, MasterCard, 
Discover, along with cards to Sears, 
Victoria's Secret, Express and Bath and 
Body Works. By the end of freshman 
year, my friend had to seek out credit 
consolidation. She is still paying off her 
debts and cannot have her phone turned 
on nor open a checking account. 

According to Christina Harrison, a 
counselor for Consumer Credit Service 
of Johnson City, the average credit line 
for a college student who has no credit 
history is around $2,000. If a student 
maxes it out and pays only the minimum 
monthly payment and has the average 21 
percent interest rate, it would take a stu- 
dent 35 years to pay off the card. That is 
assuming payments are never late and the 
student never goes over the credit limit. 

Some credit card companies tell stu- 
dents their starting percentage rate is as 
low as 9 or 10 percent when they sign up. 
Little do these virgin card holders know 
that the rate is not fixed and after the first 
late payment the interest rate can shoot 
up to a whopping 29 percent. 

The U.S. Public Interest Research 
Group surveyed 1,260 college students 
and found that 38 percent of those stu- 
dents pay off the full balance each 

month. Thirty-six percent pay "as much 
as they can" and the remaining quarter 
pay either the minimum or pay late. 

On the average credit card, pay- 
ments due past 30 days are the ones that 
can haunt you for several years, said 
Chris T'ortencr, financial services special- 
ist of AmSouth Bank in Johnson City. 

"If you declare bankruptcy, your 
credit can be bad for somewhere in the 
ballpark of 7 to 10 years," Fortencr said. 

I'm not 
saying obtain- 
ing a credit 
card is bad. If 
you can pay 
your monthly 
more power to 
you. Having a 
credit card in 

times of emergency is a plus. What if 
your car breaks down and Mr. Bee says 
it's $500 to put in a new radiator and 
alternator and battery? What if you have 
to crash at a Holiday Inn at 3 a.m because 
you can't keep your eyes open after try- 
ing to pull an allnighter driving home? 
What if you suddenly have to buy a plane 
ticket to Vegas because the Backstreet 
Boys will be live in concert and it's the 
last time they will perform ever? And the 
most popular use for a credit card: What 
if the hottie that you've been checking 
out glances your way? You know you 
have to impress the babe by asking him 
or her to dinner now—no matter you are 
flat broke. And of course, it's nothing but 
the Peerless. Come on, you can't impress 
a girl by taking her to the drive-through 
of Taco Bell, right? Nevertheless, 
although these things might seem impor- 
tant at a given time, students should learn 
to say no at some point. 

Back to my story. My real tragedy 
occurred my freshman year when I had a 
real field day (more like field semester) 
with my new checking account. 

When I opened the account I 
thought, "No problem, I can do this." I 
figured I'd wait until a little later in col- 
lege to get a credit card. I assumed my 
parents had a money tree and were put- 
ting hundreds of dollars into my check- 
ing account weekly. Hence began my 
spending craze: a new CD, a nice new 
pair of Gap jeans, late-night humanities 
cramming at Perkins (which meant a cup 
of coffee and a blueberry muffin at least), 
and heaven forbid we forget the social^ 
activity I attended every Thursday night 
for a semester. After all, it was ladies 
night and the cover charge was a mere 

%2. Boy, was I wrong. It ends up, I 
bounced $2,000 worth of checks my first 
semester and had to change banks. 
Believe me, it was no walk in the park, 
and my parents were ticked. 

According to T'ortencr, if you 
bounce a few checks and decide not to 
pay the overdrafts, then you have the 
option to close your account, but the 
buck doesn't stop there. The bank might 
pay your balance, but it will also report 
your misfortune to all 
other banks. 

Banks have a joint 
check system composed of 
a bureau that they use to 
investigate customers 
before they can open up an 
account. Check systems 
notify all banks, and other 
banks won't allow you to 
open up checking accounts. 

"If there is a record on the check sys- 
tem, at least with AmSouth, the bank is 
not allowed to open up an account for the 
client," Fortener said. 

By the grace of God somehow I 
managed to open a checking account at 
another bank. Nonetheless, I learned my 
lesson and can honestly say that I have 
not bounced a check since. 

Harrison wants students to become 
aware of the consequences of minimum 
credit card payments. Her advice to 
those who choose to have a credit card is 
not to have more than two credit cards 
and to pay the monthly payments on 

So take it from someone who has 
been there and done that — watch your 
money or you life could get really frus- 
trating. Be it credit or checking, if you 
don't have it, don't spend it. 

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Gore's daughter visits Johnson City 

Karenna Gore Schiff spoke to a crowd of 
about 300 people. 

Photo by Woa Jamison 

By Regina Holtman 


Karenna Gore Schiff made a brief 
stop in Johnson City Friday as part of her 
crusade to raise support among college 
students for her father, Vice President Al 

"She gives Gore a more human 
side," said Amanda Leach, a recent col- 
lege graduate who attended the rally at 
the Millennium Centre, located across 
from ETSU. 

Schiff, 27, is the oldest daughter of 

the Democratic Presidential candidate 
and has become the face of the Gore 
campaign for Generation X. She said she 
is trying to turn around the growing cyn- 
icism of younger generations toward the 
political process. 

"Its true that a lot of young people 
are detached from politics," Schiff said. 
"Even those young people that volunteer 
a lot and are very idealistic often distrust 
the political process. It's definitely a 
challenge to get them to believe in a can- 
didacy and a campaign." 

It was a challenge to get F.TSU stu- 
dents to come to the rally, according to 
Bryan Hartman, an F.TSU student and 
delegate to the Democratic National 

"I think because [her visit] is during 
the day, and with people having classes, 
we won't have as many here as we would 
have," he said. 

Schiff talked about the issues that 
her father is campaigning for, such as fis- 
cal responsibility, reform in healthcare 
and the strengthening of the education 

Daniel Wyatt, a single father and 
senior at ETSU, said he was glad to hear 
her talk about the policies that Gore 
would make priorities in his administra- 

"I don't want a recession to hit," 
Wyatt said. He added that HMO reform 
is important to him because of his son. 

Schiff said that Gore's faith influ- 
ences Ihc way that he makes decisions. 

"Because he is a religious man, it is 
part of his value system and so it is a part 
of how he makes decisions," she said. 
"But he docs believe strongly in the sep- 
aration of church and state, and so he 
wants to make sure that while he has his 
freedom of religion, to make his deci- 
sions through that value system. 
Everybody else has their freedom 

through their value systems to do it as 

According to Schiff, Gore learned 
his values from his years growing 
a farm in Carthage, Tennessee, and later 
representing the people of Tennessee in 
both the U.S. House of Representatives 
and the U.S. Senate. 

"Tennessee is my dad's home state 
and it's where he learned his Tennessee 
values and his vision," she said. "It is so 
important to him that he wins Tennessee 
-- he's not taking a single vote for grant- 

ETSU democrats took time out of their schedules on Friday to listen to Schiff s speech. 
They brought signs to welcome the Vice Presidents daughter. 

Photo by WmJbbhH) 

More than forty attend campus ministry retreat 

By Melanie Lorenz 


After attending a campus ministries- 
sponsored retreat last weekend, forty-one 
Milligan students are now better 
equipped to be involved in small group 
Bible studies. 

"The retreat was excellent, it really 
exceeded my expectations with the qual- 
ity of the students and the real excitement 
the students have about small group lead- 
ership," said John Paul Abner, director of 
academic advising. He led the small 
group retreat held at Buffalo Mountain 
Retreat Center. 

The campus ministry team, lead by 
junior Andrew Parker, senior Kim 
Becker and Campus Minister Nathan 
Flora, organized the retreat as part of a 
plan to implement Bible studies in every 
dorm on campus. The campus ministry 
team has chosen small group develop- . 

"Dorm Bible studies will 
help encourage students to 
be there for each other as 
Christian brothers and 

—Kim Becker 

ment as one of their major goals for the 

"Dorm Bible studies will help 
encourage students to be there for each 
other as Christian brothers and sisters," 
Becker said. "You can live with some- 
one all year and never know how their 
spiritual life is." 

Sixteen of the people who attended 
the retreat have already committed to be 
small group leaders. All who attended 
learned not only how to be leaders, but 
also how to be good participants in a 
small group. 

"It was a refreshing time for all of 

us," junior Jeremy Mashbum said. "The 
teaching was very informative and I 
learned a lot through the practical appli- 
cation of the principals of the small 

In addition to sponsoring the small 
group retreat, the campus ministry team 
will also help leaders find topics and 
get supplies. 

Parker added that the campus min- 
istry team will keep group leaders 
informed about service project opportu- 
nities for their groups . 

Parker and Becker both said they 
have seen the need for more Bible stud- 
ies since they started attending 
Milligan. They added that they are pat- 
terning their idea of organized dorm 
Bible studies after what they witnessed 
at a leadership conference at Taylor 
University in Indiana last spring. 

"We are a resource to students who 
lead Bible studies. the past, leaders 

and students became overwhelmed and 
Bible studies dwindled off," Becker said. 
She also said the campus ministry 
team plans to sponsor more activities 
such as a 24-hour prayer vigils and a pos- 
sible mission trip. 

-If you would like to get 
involved in a small group 
Bible study, contact Andrew 
Parker (8041) or Kim Becker 

-During the chapel services 
each week, prayers are 
offered up for the needs of 
the Milligan community. If 
you have a prayer concern, 
please contact Nathan Flora. 

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Milligan ranks among top liberal arts colleges 

By Nathaniel Poling 


Milligan College ranked I9 ln among 
southern liberal arts colleges, according 
to U.S. News & World Report's recently 
released edition of "America's Best 

"School ranking is important in 
strengthening credibility regarding 
prospective students, churches, alumni 
and the community; it reflects the overall 
quality of the institution," said Mike 
Johnson, vice president of enrollment 

U.S. News & World Report ranks 
colleges as objectively as possible 
according to a standard of academic 

excellence. Schools are grouped accord- 
ing to region and mission. Academic data 
is then collected and weighted. 

The indicators of a superior academ- 
ic institution that U.S. News & World 
Report looks for include; academic rep- 
utation, retention, faculty resources, stu- 
dent selectivity, financial resources, 
graduation rate and alumni giving fate, 
finally, all colleges in each category are 
ranked against their peers based on their 
aggregate weighted score. 

There are many different factors 
when it conies to selecting a college or 
university. College rankings arc impor- 
tant, yet according to Anne Rogers, a 
guidance counselor at Science Hill High 
School, odier factors are just as impor- 


"They arc just one part of the picture 
when it comes to selecting a school," she 


According to Rogers, instead of 
solely basing a college decision on rank- 
ings, a prospective student is encouraged 
to consider several schools and to make 
college visits. They should start the col- 
lege search early and discuss issues with 
parents. A student's college selection 
should be based on personal strengths 
and weaknesses. 

Rankings are not Milligan 's primary 
focus. Some colleges and universities 
specifically hire Public Relations firms to 
strengthen their reputation. 

According to Johnson the school is 

"trying to operate as a quality institution 
and do things well." 

lie added that the main objective of 
the school is not to concentrate on rank- 
ings, but rather to serve and benefit the 
student body. 

"If the administration does a good 
job, then the rankings will improve 
accordingly," Johnson laid. 






Bookstore carries popular and controversial Left Behind books 

By Stephanie Randall 


The popularity of the Left Behind 
Series can not be denied. 

Ben Paden, a communications 
major at Milligan who has been fol- 
lowing the Left Behind series said, "I 
thought the books were good. I 
enjoyed the descriptions of what life 
will be like after the second coming." 

Kevin Bobrow, a Bible major and 
Vice President of the Student 
Government Association said, "I've 
read all of the books. I think that as 

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novels they're great, fun to read, and 
I enjoyed them all." 

Why were these books so popu- 
lar? According to editorial writer Tim 
Appelo of, "The Left 
Behind series is the absolute champi- 
on in the race to make the Book of 
Revelation into racy thriller reading." 

Milligan's bookstore started car- 
rying the series last semester amid 
some controversy. Jonathan 
Robinson, manager of the bookstore 
said, "We carry the Left Behind series 
because it was highly requested by 
students. The students like it 
because we can sell them at a dis- 
counted price. We're not trying to 
support or protest anything that is in 
the series. We don't carry very many 
fictional books, but we wanted to try 
this series because if their populari- 

They might be popular, but the 
series' biblical content may have left 
something to be desired. Dr. Chris 
Heard, a professor at Milligan 
College, said that even though he 
hadn't read any of them, he felt that 
in general, their readers took books 
in the apocalyptic genre out of con- 

"Often the biblical basis is pretty 
shaky; as in the concept of a future 
Antichrist with a capital 'A,' is weak in 
its foundation. (For example, Nicolae 
Carpathia, the Antichrist in the 'Left 
Behind' series)," Heard said. "They 
despiritualize the concept of spiritual 
warfare. When the New Testament 
talks about spiritual warfare, it's refer- 
ring to ideas, not entities; which is 
true for all of these kinds of series." 

Dr. R. David Roberts, professor 
of Bible also has concerns. 

"Revelation is apocalyptic writ- 
ing, you have to read it in context; 
you wouldn't read a grocery list like a 
love letter; you don't read Revelation 
like just any text," he said. "I don't 
agree on the theology of it. I didn't 
agree with the things LaHaye wrote 
in the 70's and I don't now." 

LaHaye's writing should be 
understood as fiction, according to 

"They're fiction books, I didn't 
take a lot of the parts in the books 
seriously because some of it is out- 
landish," he said. 

But Heard worries that the books 
are taken as theology lessons. 

"Sometimes they are taken so 
seriously that people believe the 
books; people expect something sim- 
ilar to happen as in the books. People 
begin to think that they should expect 
an actual confrontational and warfare 
type of reality," he said. All in all. 

Heard felt that, "To some extent [the 
Left Behind series] is fun to read, but 
there are problems with the expecta- 
tions that people will form," and that 
people should "Read these books 
carefully and take the fiction label 

Without doubt, the books can 
strike fear in to the hearts of those 
who take them literally. 

"I have a friend who read them 
who doesn't have a lot of biblical 
knowledge and when he finished he 
was worried. He thought that it was 
all going to happen exactly the way 
that the book portrays. I think that if 
people read them as non-fiction 
books it could be dangerous; we 
should have try to have holy lives all 
the time, and not just because we're 
worried all the time about when 
Jesus is coming back," Bobrow said. 


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Women's soccer team recovering from injuries 

By Chad Booth 


Injuries arc a common phenomenon 
in all athletic venues where athletes push 
their bodies lo the limit. However, the 
effects of several members of a team suf- 
fering injuries all at once can be devas- 
tating. Over the past three weeks, the 
Milligan women's soccer team has dis- 
covered just how devastating injuries can 

"It has had a big impact," said John 
Garvilla, soccer coach for men and 
women, regarding the recent injuries the 
women have suffered. 

Each team member who has been 
injured plays an important role in the 
game, and the team suffers when it is 
forced to fill gaps in the line-up. This 
especially rings true when the injured 
players are four members of the starting 

The team's two starting goalkeepers 
have been taken out by recent injures, 
leaving the team in an awkward position 
trying to find players with experience to 
put in front of the net. 

Sophomore Abby Armstrong, one of 
two starting goalkeepers, returned to 
active play Saturday after being sidelined 
by an injury to her finger. "I cracked and 

twisted my linger and they had to insert a 
plate and two pins in it," she said. 

Armstrong is still wearing a guard to 
protect her finger. 

Jordan Reed, the other goalkeeper, is 
suffering from a sprained ankle and a 
partially torn ligament. Reed said she is 
expected to return to the playing field in 
less than two weeks. 

The loss of both starting goalkeepers 
has forced Garvilla to find players with 
some previous experience in the goal- 
keeping. Junior Headier Eckman, team 
captain who has not tended the net since 
high school, was the best temporary fit 
during the past four games according to 
Garvilla. Eckman played until one of the 
team's regular keepers could recuperate. 

"Heather. ..played her heart out," 
Garvilla said. 

Yet another blow to the team is the 
hole left by injured defender Salem 
Woody. Woody sprained her medial col- 
lateral ligament in her knee and is not 
expected back until Tuesday. 

"Salem is our best defender and so 
with her out that counts against us, espe- 
cially against teams with a lot of speed," 
Garvilla said. 

Erica dePaula, the team's central 
midfielder, will not be back for an 
extended period of time. DePaula suf- 
fered a fractured foot and will not return 
until much later in the season. 

Goal keeper Abby Armstrong successfully blocks a goal this past Saturday at 

"Erica still has probably four weeks 
before she will be back," said Cary 
Targett, athletic trainer. 

DePaula makes everyone else on the 
field look better by her excellent play, 
according to Garvilla. Without her, it 
makes things tougher on everyone. 

Eckman said the team should greatly 
benefit from the return of the injured 

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players in the next two weeks. She feels 
that the momentum will pick up in the 
team's favor and they will get back to 
solid play once everyone is in their usual 

"Moving us around and not knowing 
what position we'll be playing makes k 
really hard to focus on one spot," she 

Milligan baseball team gets on deck for their upcoming season 


(Far left top) 

Juniors Chuck Arnold and Aaron 
Thomas along with Coach Clark 
reflect while watching the game. 

(Far left bottom) 

Senior Bobby Phillips takes off for 

first base. 


Senior Ben Phillips books it on 



Senior Jeremy Christian catches a 

line drive to first base. 

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Thursday, September 14, 2000 


Page 4 

Students battle addiction to video games 

By Natalie Neysa Alund 

Managing Editor 

Bethany Hefty is an addict. 

She sits on the floor of Williams 105 
in a trance, staring at the television 
screen with somber eyes. To the left of 
her, crumpled Taco Bell wrappers. To the 
right, a half empty can of Mountain Dew. 
All around her, three roommates and four 
guest spectators hoot and holler at the lop 
of their lungs. 

"Come on girl! You can do it," 
screams a faithful observer who jumps 
up and down knocking over the half 
empty Mountain Dew. 

It all started when Hefty misplaced 
Sarah Hatfield's VCR two weeks ago. 
Hefty had no idea of the consequences 
her action would bring upon. Williams 

After days spent searching VCR, 
Hefty, a senior at Milligan, had an 

The epiphany was the Sony 
Playstation. The idea came when she 
was browsing through the entertainment 
aisle in Target two weeks ago, and the 
Playstation now sits below the television 
in a spot once occupied by the VCR. 

"It's much better than a VCR," said 
Hatfield in a daze with her eyes glued to 
the screen while playing Tony Hawk's 
ProSkater. "Dang it," she yelled with 
frustration. "I crashed." 

Hefty and the residents of Williams 
105 have not been able to stop playing 
the addictive game since the day it was 
brought home. 

The addiction is rationalized again 
and again, "Just one more game and I 
promise I'll go study." 

Hatfield and Hefty both said in uni- 
son that they even go to bed dreaming 
they are still playing Proskater. 

"I couldn't go to sleep last night 
because it was all I could think of," Hefty 
said about the game. "Whenever I closed 
my eyes all I could see was the ware- 
house where we skateboard." 

Hatfield said despite the fact they 
have only two games, she and the girls in 
room 105 have been playing Playstation 
non-stop for the past two weeks. 

Hefty said she cannot stop playing 
the game. She said she feels like she has 
to keep going back and beating her ulti- 
mate high score. 

A wooden dry erase board sits next 
to the television and displays all the girls' 
high scores. 

"My roommate Tera beat my score 
today so I have to go and beat her or I 

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Hefty and Sarah Hatfield get rowdy in Williams 105 while playing with their daily 
addiction - Sony Playstation. 

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won't be able to study," Hefty said. 

Hefty added she has even incorpo- 
rated Playstation into her daily routine. 
She wakes up, and before showering, 
goes straight to the couch to sit down and 

"Sometimes I wake up early to set 
aside a portion of the day to dedicate 
some time to it," Hefty said. She added 
that she tries to do a little studying in 
between games, but somehow she always 
ends up in front of the Playstation. 

Senior Gabe Goulds said it would be 

cool to date a girl who plays Playstation. 

"I think it's cool because it's kind 

usually seen as a guy game," Goulds 


Goulds said he plays Playstation an 
average of around three hours a week. 
Goulds said although he and his room- 
mates admit they play the game habitual- 
ly, he is astounded at the amount of time 
the girls put forth in their everyday activ- 

"I thought I played a lot until I heard 
about the girls in room 105," he said. 

The girls said although their time 
playing varies from day to day, they 
spend an average of about 30 hours dur- 
ing the week playing and 25 hours on the 

Senior Cindy Lee chuckled as she 
talked about room 105's usage of 

"The girls don't even bother to turn 
the game off when they leave the room," 
Lee said. "They just leave the game on 
pause until the next person sits down to 

According to Scott Burgess, supervi- 
sor of Toys-R-Us in Johnson City, 
younger children are not the only ones 
addicted to the game. Although the target 
market ranges anywhere from 14-24 
years old, most of the buyers are in their 
early twenties. 

"A very large percentage of our 
Playstation profit is from college-age stu- 
dents," Burgess said. 

If you are addicted to Playstation, 
it's no news that it's a costly habit. 
Included in the Playstation package are 
the system itself and one controller 
rounding to a modest sum of S99.99. 
Additional controllers can be purchased 
from a price ranging around $24.99. The 
average cost of individual games range 
from $14.99-39.99. 

Hefty said if she had to choose 
between going out and playing 
Playstation, she would choose to stay in 
and play. She said that last week she was 
out with friends, and came home early 
just so they could play. She added that 
they played until six in the morning. 

"I think I need rehab," said the 
addict at 2 a.m. as her skateboard player 
Tony Hawk did a handplant. 

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Serving llir Milligiin College community wince in'AI 

Volume AS Number 3 

Milligan enrollment down, retention rates up 

By Christan McKay 


AlthougliMilligan's enrollment this 
year reflected a drop of eight students 
from fall 1999, the registrar office's 
report released on Tuesday, Sept. 12 
showed an increase in retention rates and 
in the average grade point average of 

Milligan's enrollment boasts the 
fourth-highest total in the college's histo- 
ry, but the 906 count for fall 2000 is actu- 
ally the lowest since 1996. Enrollment 
reached its peak in 1998, with 927 stu- 
dents. Last year the total was 914. 

"We were pretty aggressive in set- 
ting goals," said- Mike Johnson, vice 
president of enrollment management. 
"Personally speaking, 1 wanted to reach 
928 to beat the all-time record, but 
enrollment management is more than just 
a number game. We are interested in 
enrolling and retaining quality students. 

We've grown prctly consistently and il'.s 
hard to constantly sustain growth." 

Retention rates of freshmen return- 
ing as sophomores increased significant- 
ly this fall. The retention rate reached 
72.4 percent this year, a 7.9 percent 
increase over 1 999. 

"We did retain more students than 
we did last year," Johnson said. "For me 
this was very encouraging. A better 
retention rate says that we are meeting 
the needs of our students and helping 
them succeed in and out of the class- 

According to the registrar's office, 
the masters of education program had a 
decline in enrollment from 75 students in 
1999, to 68 this fall. However, the mas- 
ters of occupational therapy and the busi- 
ness administration major for adults pro- 
grams both increased in the number 

"MSOT is up by five and the BAMA 
program showed an increase of six," said 

Sue Skidmore, registrar and associate 
academic dean. 

In the undergraduate program, this 
year's freshmen have higher high school 
Cil'As than previous classes, as the aver- 
age went from 3.4 in 1 999 to 3.5 in 2000. 
These figures are higher than the nation- 
al average, though according to Science 
Hill Guidance Counselor Shirley Stoncr, 
the average GPA of a freshman class can 
be thrown off by weighted classes and 
varied computing methods. 

"It's very hard to determine the 
national average grade point because 
everyone uses a different system," Stoncr 
said. "If you looked at Tennessee High 
or Happy Valley their scores would be 
very different. Our average is right at 

Meanwhile, the average ACT scores 
of students dropped one point from 24 to 
23. According to the American College 
Testing's national score report for the 
year 2000, 23 is still above the national 

average score of 2 1 . 

"During the past few years wc have 
become more selective in our admis- 
sion," Johnson said. "Incoming students 
usually have an ACT of 23 or 24. This 
year's class had an average high school 
grade point average of 3.5. Having qual- 
ity students does have an impact on rank- 
ings and how the college is perceived. 
We aggressively pursue higher-ability 
students who want to study in a Christian 

According to Johnson, Milligan 
would like to maintain enrollment 
growth with high-ability students, while 
reaching the goal set last year to increase 
enrollment to over 1 000 students. 

"Wc are moving forward with our 
enrollment management plan in an effort 
to grow to reach an enrollment of 1200," 
Johnson said. "It will take several years 
to reach this goal. This is not going to 
happen quickly, but we will not lower our 
standards to reach this goal." 

SUB 7 managers plan new year with financial concerns 

By Chris Eger 


As the Sept. 30 premier of the SUB 
7 coffeehouse approaches, Manager 
Aaron Johnston said that he and his staff 
are "trying to take SUB 7 on to the next 
level, both with the musical quality and 
the atmosphere inside." 

"Students just want something new," 
he said. 

This is just one of the challenges 
faced by Johnston, a junior at Milligan. 
Because SUB 7 is a non-profit organiza- 
tion, he expressed his concern with the 
financial status of the coffeehouse. 

"With so many new goals and so lit- 
tle money, it's going to be very difficult 
to accomplish all we have envisioned for 
the year," Johnston said. 

Solutions to the financial situation 
are few right now, but options include 
doing volunteer work in the community, 
seeking donations, having fewer open 
nights and requiring a cover charge on 
the nights that the bigger name bands 
play, according to Johnston. 

"I would like to see the coffeehouse 
open more often," said junior Brad 
McMahan. "There wouldn't even have 
to be a band at all of them. But then 
when there was a band, I would definite- 

"With so many new goals 
and so little money, it 's going to 
be very difficult to accomplish 
all we have envisioned for the 
year. " 

-Aaron Johnston 

ly be willing to pay a door charge." 

SGA has designated an annual fund 
of $1,500 for SUB 7's maintenance, a 
funding that Johnston said he is 
"immensely grateful" for and is vital to 
SUB 7's future. 

Nevan Hooker, president of SGA, 
said he wants to "to help in any way" 
that he can while SUB 7 expands and 
grows to reach more people. 

"SUB 7 is one of the best things to 
happen for the Milligan Community," 
Hooker said. "It provides a relaxed, pos- 
itive, and enjoyable environment." He 
added that he is glad to see Johnston 
"step up" to work with the project the 
way he has. 

Johnston's role in managing SUB 7 
is booking artists and bands while sus- 
taining the appearance of the coffee- 
house. At the same time, junior Becky 
Ruby handles all of the behind-the- 
scenes work. 

"She and her staff prepare all of the 

menu items and take care of students 
throughout the night, taking drink orders 
and making certain each customer is sat- 
isfied," Johnston said. 

Some artists that SUB 7 has had in 
the past include: Katie Bowser, Sandra 
McCracken, Bicycle Grindstone, Wade 
Joye, Esther's Request, Seventh from 
Adam and Modem Day Prophets. Silar's 
Bald, Mitch McVicker and local groups 
are already scheduled for this year. 

In November 1998, Steve Kohlman, 
then a senior, founded the coffeehouse. 
Kohlman spent his final semester at 
Milligan training and preparing Johnston 
for take-over in the management. 
Johnston had assisted Kohlman since the 
opening of the coffeehouse through 
painting, building the stage and running 
the sound equipment. 

Last spring, Kohlman named 
Johnston manager of SUB 7. Kohl said 
he is confident in his choice of a succes- 

"I know SUB 7 is in great hands — 
Aaron has been there from the begin- 
ning," he said. "By the time I graduated, 
Aaron and Becky were basically running 
the coffeehouse." 

Johnston said he is optimistic about 
the future of SUB 7. 

"The light is definitely there at the 
end of the tunnel, it seems we just need to 

Managers Johnston and Ruby work to 
get SUB 7 ready for its opening night 

find as many ways to get there as possi- 
ble," he added. "Steve left us with a 
good thing, and we're just going to do 
whatever we can to build on his success 
for the future." 

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Thursday, September 21, 2000 


Page 2 

Production of film, The Screen' takes off 

By Lance Ashby 


Just 48 hours after auditions were 
complete for Wondcrboy Productions, 
senior Chad Garrison posted his cast for 
this semester's student film entitled "The 

"This film will appeal to Milligan's 
students and faculty," Garrison said. 
"The movie is centered around a college 
student who feels his life is routine and 
boring. All these feelings change when 
he is offered $1 million from a company 
who wants to film his life and turn it into 
a TV show." 

Auditions were held in Dcrthick 
Hall theatre Sept. 5-6. About 32 students 
auditioned for parts in the film, but only 
1 9 parts were handed out. 

"I am very pleased with who I have 
to do this film," Garrison said. "Last 
year we did "Shadows" and got an unbe- 
lievable response from students and fac- 
ulty. This year's film promises to be 
something special." 

One of the parts in "The Screen" did 
not require an audition. Chad Garrison 
will play the main character of the film. 

"I want to be in front of the camera," 
Garrison said. "The movie's main char- 
acter has a lot of me in it. I wanl to play 
the main character so that I can be active- 
ly involved in the film and won't have to 
worry about working around other stu- 
dent's schedules." 

Kyle Dinclcr, who will play the 
roommate of one of the film's main char- 
acters, thinks Garrison is perfect for his 
self-appointed part. 

"Chad understands the main charac- 
ter's role because he wrote the film," 
Dinclcr said. "A lot of the scenes in the 
movie are based on experiences Chad has 
gone through wilh friends." 

Garrison will be working in tandem 
on this independent film with fellow sen- 
ior John Mann. The two will receive 
three credit hours for their work. 

"Chad offered for me to help devel- 
op this year's film after last year's Spring 
Festival," Mann said. "I serve as the guy 
behind the camera." 

According to Mann, although their 
roles in the project are different, the two 
filmmakers will put in equal work. 

Ashley Maddox, a former Miltigan 
student and film production assistant in 
Los Angeles, said what Garrison is doing 

will help his chances of having a film 
career in the future. 

"Chad is doing the right thing," 
Maddox said. "The best way to get into 
the film business is to experiment in col- 
lege and do films as an independent 

Some students think that by creating 
this film, Garrison and Mann arc doing 
something great for lite school. 

"It will be awesome for Milligan 
because no one has ever done anything 
like this before at this school," added 
Dinclcr. "It should be the beginning of 
something that can involve students with 
more than just intramurals." 

Garrison said he wants the students 
that arc not involved in the movie to have 
an opportunity to view his film at its pre- 
mier on Friday, Dec. 8. The encore per- 
formance will be on Saturday, Dec. 9. 

The film will premiere before stu- 
dents go home for Christmas break. 
Garrison said he hopes the attendance of 
the premiere will be good. He added that 
he hopes this is the start of something 
that will become a film tradition at 

Freshman SGA 



The results arc in! After tallying 
the votes, Kevin Mason was elected 
president of the freshman class. The 
student representatives for the fresh- 
man class arc: Andrew Hopp'.i Dave 
Guyer, Lindsay Patterson and Grele 

Chris Bellar is the new com- 
muter representative. 

The voting process took place 
during the last meeting of 
Introduction to College and Careen 
on September 8, in Hyder 

The freshman class president 
said he hopes to make a difference at 

"I want to make it memorable 
and for everyone to have a good 
time," said Mason. "1 also want to 
help people grow in their faith and 
make Milligan a better place spiritu- 
ally with more Christian fellowship." 

-Paige Was&el reporting 

How to be ready for election day with your absentee ballot 

By Regina Holtman 


Where are you going to be on 
Tuesday, November 7? 

You could be driving back to your 
county of residence to vote, or you could 
make things easy for yourself and start 
preparing now to vote absentee. 

First, you need to check with the 
registrar or election commission in your 
county to find out the specifications for 
your state. You need to do this soon, 
because deadlines vary by state. Usually, 
the election commission will need your 
name, address, social security number, 
signature and mailing address to send 
you an absentee ballot. 

Another option is the website, It has a form you can 
fill out online to request an absentee bal- 
lot. Just click on "request an absentee 
ballot" and proceed to answer the ques- 
tions. The website will then instruct you 
to print out the application and will give 
you the address of where to send it. But 
remember, the site recommends that you 
call the election officials in your county 
for deadlines and specific guidelines. 

Once you receive your ballot in the 
mail, you can mark your vote and send it 

"/ think probably as you grow 
older you become more aware 
of how the government affects 
our lives. " 

-Pat Hardy 

back to the county at anytime. 

Sandra Britton, a clerk at the 
Election Commission in Washington 
County, said the sooner you send your 
vote in, the better. 

"It's a good idea to send the ballot 
back in the mail once you get it," she 

Students should not underestimate 
the value of their vote. Absentee ballots 
were crucial in several 1994 elections, 
California's 36th district Representative 
Jane Harman appeared to lose until the 
absentee ballots were counted. Oregon's 
fifth and first districts also came down to 
absentee votes. In California's March 
1996 primary, 23 percent of the total vote 
came from absentee ballots. 

However, according to Tim Dillon, a 
humanities professor and historian of 
American history, a student's motivation 
for being an absentee voter should not be 
dependent upon whether or not the race 
is going to be decided by absentee votes. 

"Absentee voting is simply doing 
what you always do as an obligation as a 
citizen," he said. 

Pat Hardy, adjunct professor of 
political science at Milligan concurred 
that voting is a responsibility of citizens, 
and he said that a democracy does not 
work with out voting. 

"Democracy means the responsibili- 
ty to decide," he said. "You can not shirk 
your responsibility to decide." 

But the trend among young people is 
to shirk their responsibility. According 
to census reports from the 1998 congres- 
sional election, voter turnout in the age 
group of 18-24 was the lowest of any 
generation. Slightly less than 1 in 5 
voted. The age group with the highest 
voting participation was 55-74 year olds; 
more than three in five in this age group 
cast ballots. 

"I think probably as you grow older 
you become more aware of how the gov- 
ernment affects our lives," Hardy said. 
"But an 1 8-year-old has as much at stake 
in the government as any age group." 

Hardy said he doesn't believe that 
young people's apathy keeps them from 

"The reason people don't vote is 
because they don't believe their vote 
counts," he said. 

Senior Anne Marie Swanson said 
she thinks it is important to vote. 

"I am planning on voting," Swanson 
said. "If all the people between 1 8 and 
24 voted, we could change the vote." 

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Thursday, September 21, 2000 


Page 3 

Sharpe suffers head injury during soccer game 

By Phil Brown 

Sports Editor 

The men's soccer team wen( in(o 
their Sept. 13 match against Montreal 
with a 1-3 record and came out 1-4, but 
more importantly they lost their strongest 
defender and senior team captain. 

"Derek is the heart and soul of this 
team. I was heartbroken when 1 found 
out how long he would be out," said 
Head Coach John Garvilla. 

Sharpe is a senior and captain of the 
men's soccer team. 

File photo 

The injury sustained by Derek 
Sharpe in last Wednesday's game against 
Montrcat will keep him sidelined 4-6 

"I went up for a head ball with a guy. 
I was behind him and when I brought my 
head forward, and when he brought his 
head forward his elbows came back and 
hit me in the eye. After Uiat I was just 
fighting to slay conscious," Sharpe slat- 

He was taken to an urgent care cen- 
ter in Asheville where he waited 20 min- 
utes before he was sent to the Emergency 
Room at, Mission/St. Joseph's Health 
Systems. It took surgeons two and a half 
hours to insert three titanium plates: one 
small plate in the brow, one small plate in 
the floor of the orbit, and a larger one in 
the cheekbone. 

According to athletic trainer, Cary 
Targett, "It was worse than the doctors 
had expected. They were only going to 
put in two plates but once they started the 
surgery they realized he would need 

He spent three nights in the hospital 
before his release on Saturday morning. 
Sharpe arrived at Milligan just in time to 
pray with his teammates before they took 
the field againsl Transylvania University. 

Team Chaplain Hill Hauck went to 
Asheville on Friday afternoon and visit- 
ed with Sharpe. Hauck returned lo that 
night's practice with a request for his 
teammates. He asked them to simply 
devote the rest of the season to playing 
for Sharpe. The men's team displayed 
their devotion to their fallen teammate by 
beating Transylvania 3-0 on Saturday. 

"I'm glad they're rallying around 
something. I hate thai it has to be for this 
because I know it should be for the 
Lord," Sharpe said. "I just don't want 
Montreat to be my last game," 

Sharpe is a two-time All-TVAC pick 
and an All-Region selection. 

The men's varsity soccer team will 
go on to play their next home game on 
Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p..m.; they 
will play against Covenant. 

Derek Sharpe in play before his injury. 

PtWto Cf Art*** "OKI* 


Cross Country team 
begins season 

The few races that the Milligan 
men's and women's cross country teams 
have had are giving them an insight as 
to where they are as a team and just 
how big they can become, according to 
their coach, Chris Lane. 

The teams have run in two meets 
thus far in the season, at the Creeper 
Trail meet in Abington, Va. and in the 
University of Tennessee's Cross 
Country Invitational. 

"I think that we are on schedule in 
regards to training, but we have to 
remember the big picture," Layne. "The 
Creeper Trail race was good, and the 
race at UT gave us a picture of what we 
have yet to do." 

At the Creeper Trail race, both the 
men and the women claimed first place. 
At the UT meet both teams came in last, 
as they ran against top National 
Collegiate Athletics Association compe- 

"We saw the most competitive 
teams all season so now we know what 
to expect. Now we can move forward 
from here," Layne said. 

-Misty Fry reporting 

Volleyball team going 

undeafeted in 


The Lady Buffs volleyball team 
beat UVA/Wise in three games Tuesday 
night, allowing them to remain undefeat- 

The UVA/Wise match was the sixth 
conference team they played this year. 

Senior and co-captain Molly Stacks 
said that the biggest challenge facing the 
team is King College. 

"We're doing really well this year," 
she said. 

The volleyball team's first home 
game was Wednesday against Bluefield 

— Regina Holtman reporting 

Softball team competes 
in two-day tournament 

Nine teams gathered at Winged 
Deer Park over the weekend for the 
annual Milligan College Softball Fall 
Classic. The Lady Buffaloes had an 
impressive performance in the two-day 
tournament, posting a 3-2 record. 

Junior Lori Baimbridge and sopho- 
more Vera Conkin blasted back-to back 
in the park homeruns to help the Buffs 
win 7-3. 

Milligan then fell to Emory and 
Henry. The Lady Buffs rebounded on 
Saturday with two wins over Brevard 
and Pikeville to place them second in 
their pool. Milligan later lost in the 
semi-finals to a tough Lincoln Memorial 
University team. 

"I am extremely pleased with the 
way the girls played this weekend con- 
sidering we've only had a few weeks of 
practice," Coach Wes Holly commented. 
"I think with a lot of work on hitting 
and pitching a conference title can be 

-Lauren Keister reporting 

Milligan teams playing 
at home this week 

—Today at 7:00 p.m. - JV men's soccer 
game vs. Union. 

—Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m. - 
Varsity men's soccer vs. Covenant 

—Saturday, Sept 23 at 3:30 p.m. - 
Varsity women's soccer vs. Covenant. 

-Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7:00 - Varsity 
women's soccer vs. Berry. 

Aerobics classes start 

The first aerobics instruction for 
this year began Monday, September 1 8 
between 7-8 p.m., in the lower Steve 
Lacy Fieldhouse. Ally Welch, a certi- 
fied aerobics instructor leads the r. 
The schudule for aerobics is as follows: 

Monday /Wednesday 7-8 p.m. 
Saturday 11 -noon 

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Thursday, September 21, 2000 


Page 4 

Parking problems and small-time heroes at Milligan 

I pull into campus at 9:26 a.m. I 
have lour minutes to park my Mercury 
Topaz and get to class. No sweat. I steer 
my car into the lower McMahan Student 
Center parking lot and begin to wind 
through the rows of Saturns and Mazdas 
trying to find a space. Nodiing. I snake 
through the rows again. Surely I just 
missed an opening. Again, nothing. I 
feel my face getting warm. "Come on," 
I think to myself. "I'm sure that with this 
■ new parking system Milligan has institut- 
ed that there must be an open spot for 
me." Nope. 

I start to get angry. Tiny beads of 
sweat appear on my forehead. I begin to 
wonder if it would be a good idea for me 
to block in a faculty member. Not that I 
have ill will for any of my professors, but 
I figure that the student development 
office, or whoever handles parking prob- 
lems, would listen more attentively to a 
professor who had a complaint than a 

"1 am no! parking in the canyon!" I 
now begin to talk to myself out loud. 
The time is 9:29 a.m. — I'm going to be 

I whip around and park at the end of 
a row. This is not a legal parking space, 
but if they slap one of those new $20 
parking tickets on me...ooh, I'm gonna 
raise hell. 

"There was nowhere to park!" Til 
shout at them. 1 will lay down the law 
spilling out all of my grievances, all my 
frustrations from five years of attendance 
at this school. The administration will be 

baffled and they will fall at my feel in 
awe. I will be a new student hero. My 
speech to those money-grubbing mon- 
sters may change the way things are run 
at Milligan for a very long time. I'll be 
transformed from the fifth-year/diversi- 
iicd senior that no one knows into a 
reluctant hero. I'll probably get hoisted 
on somebody's shoulders and paraded 
down the aisle in chapel amidst cheers 
and much confetti. 

But I don't really have time right 
now. I'm late. 

I've got it. I'm on the Stampede 
staff. I'll just write a really nasty but 
well researched and well-thought-out 
column about the injustices of the park- 
ing situation at Milligan. 

I wonder what 1 should wear to my 
ceremony of appreciation. 

I begin to research, to interview and 
count parking spaces. But to my dismay, 
the more I leam about die parking prob- 
lem at Milligan College, the more I real- 
ize that there isn't one. 

The fact is that in comparison with 
other colleges and universities around the 
country, the parking situation at Milligan 
is absolutely normal. 

There are 906 students and 106 full- 
time faculty and staff at Milligan. 
According to 1999 figures from the stu- 
dent development office, 83 percent of 
students have cars on campus. If we fig- 
ure that every faculty member drives 
their own car and that all students have 
their car on campus at the same time on 
the same day, Milligan would need to 
find spaces for 858 cars. 

The total number of available spaces 
on campus, not including married-stu- 
dent housing, the post office and the 
physical plant, totals 1056. I know 
because I counted. 

"The real parking problem at 
Milligan is that people don't want to 
walk anywhere," said former Milligan 
and current ETSU student Dorinda 




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Raincy. "People want to park within 30 
seconds of their classroom." 

The average ETSU student parks 
within a four to 10 minute walk from his 
classroom. I walked from the lower 
Lacy Fieldhouse parking lot, otherwise 
known as "the canyon," to the Paxson 
Communications Building in seven min- 

"[Parking] is a relative issue," said 
Mark Fox, vice president of student 
development at Milligan. "It is a lot eas- 
ier to park here than at ETSU, but we can 
always improve." 

Rocky Rausch, vice president of stu- 
dent development at King College, a 
nearby private college whose student 
body is around 700, agrees with Fox. 

"Most of our parking complaints are 
complaints about convenience of park- 
ing," Rausch said. "You know at the 
University of Tennessee students are 
walking 10 minutes or more to class, but 
at a small school people expect more." 

Rausch said that King College has 
an abundance of available parking on 
campus, but that much of it, due to con- 

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as students would like. 

Any complaints about parking at 
Milligan seem almost ludicrous when 
compared to those at a major university. 

Aaron Preslin, a senior at Purdue 
University in Indiana, has to walk 12 
minutes from his apartment to his car 
every morning. 

Milligan has been making efforts to 
make parking more convenient for stu- 
dents and faculty. Last summer, the 
school added 50-55 new parking spaces 
behind Hart Hall and a project is current- 
ly underway near the Faculty Office 
Building to add a new lot. Additional 
parking spaces were also created near 

So, it is one week later. My research 
is complete. My mission to overthrow 
the administration is thwarted. It's too 
bad. I would have been a good hero. I 
had my first speech half written. 

I pull into campus, get out of the car 
and hang my head in defeat as I begin the 
seven-minute trek from "the canyon" to 
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Mercy shows no mercy at Olympics 

By Nathaniel Poling 


Milligan students Mercy Akide and 
Florence Omagbcmi made international 
Olympic headlines this past week as they 
competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics 
as part of the Nigerian National Women's 
Soccer Team. 

The United States shattered 
Nigeria's hopes for Olympic gold in 
Sydney last Wednesday when they were 
defeated 3-1. The Nigerians struggled 
against strong Olympic competition, and 
were eliminated after a pair of 3-1 losses 
to China and Norway. 

In three matches, Nigeria allowed 
nine goals while scoring only three 
times. Akide scored two of the three 
Nigerian goals. She is currently a com- 
munications major attending Milligan 
College. Akide and teammate 
Omagbemi, also a communications 
major at Milligan, were selected to repre- 
sent their country at the 2000 Sydney 
Olympic Games. 

Akide scored in the 48 tn minute of 
their match against the United Sates and 
earlier in the week scored in the 7&" 

Milligan student Mercy Akide racing down the field 

AP photo 

minute against Norway, 

Akide is a striker from Puri-Harewri, 
Nigeria and Omagbemi is a midfielder 
from Harri, Delta State, Nigeria. Both 
earned 1999 National Association of 
Intercollegiate Athletics Honors. 
Omagbemi was named to the NAIA 2 nd 
team while Akide was selected for the 
NAIA 3 r " Team. Akide was also the 

1999 Tennessee-Virginia Athletic 
Conference Most Valuable Player. In 
addition to being Olympic and Milligan 
teammates, Akide and Omagbemi were 
members of the 1999 Women's World 
Cup Nigerian Soccer Team. 

When asked about the impact 
Olympians Akide and 
Omagbemi would 
have on Milligan, 
Jonathan Berry, direc- 
tor of sports marketing 
and summer programs, 
was optimistic. 

"For a school the 
size of Milligan, its 
instant national atten- 
tion and instant credibility," he said. "It's 
good for Milligan and great exposure for 
the college as a whole." 

Berry also said that the Nigerian 
Olympians would help Milligan 's soccer 
program grow. Because of their promi- 
nence, Akide and Omagbemi are valu- 
able recruiting tools for developing 
Milligan 's soccer program. 

Even before their Olympic selec- 
tion, the Nigerian women contributed 
much to Milligan's soccer program and 
their absence is telling. Their positive 
attitude and hard work raised the level of 

play for women's varsity soccer, accord- 
ing to Hans liobson, assistant coach of 
men and women's varsity soccer. 
'They're incredible," he 
"They were very , very humble. 
Whatever wc wanted from them, they 
did. Florence was a teacher and an on- 
field coach. Now 
that they're gone, 
we're lacking speed 
and leadership." 

' caches were 
not the only ones 
proud of Akide and 
Omagbemi. Fellow 
students were proud 
of the dynamic 
Nigerian duo. "It was a really good game 
and cool to watch," said sophomore John 
Lawson who watched Nigeria play the 
United States. "The Nigerian team 
played their hearts out. Mercy was 
bouncing all over the field. It was really 
bizarre to see someone doing something 
so well and it gives you a feeling of pride 
because you know that person." 

Akide and Omagbemi miss Milligan 
and are planning to return in January for 
the spring semester, according to 

"It was really bizarre to see 
someone doing something so 
well and it gives you a feeling 
of pride because you know 
that person. " 

— John Lawson 

New concert planning council gets started 

By Chad Booth 


Never the Same Productions began 
as a faction of Concert Council last week 
under the leadership of freshman Tyler 
Dunn and junior Phil Brown. 

"Basically we are just trying to bring 
in Christian bands that aren't big name 
groups," Dunn said. 

Dunn and Brown said tfiey created 
Never the Same Productions because 
they wanted to bring in smaller bands 
that are not quite as popular as the larger 
bands solicited by Concert Council. 
Concert Council is the legislative body 
that officially authorizes, promotes and 
organizes concerts from bands outside of 
the Milligan community. 

According to Hannah Eisaman, 
president of Concert Council, they have 
had several bad experiences with smaller 

/ don t want people to think we 
are trying to compete with 
Concert Council. We are really 
trying to work with them to give 
everyone more options. 

-Tyler Dunn 

"In the past Milligan has lost money 
on small concerts," Eisaman said. 

Losing money caused the school and 
the council to begin scheduling bands 
through a booking agency called 
Covenant Productions, who currently 
brings in outside bands such as Jennifer 
Knapp to play at Milligan. 

Dunn states that working through a 
booking agency such as Covenant pro- 
tects the school from losing money to 
failed productions. It also prevents the 
school from bringing in the smaller 
bands to which Never the Same 
Productions will cater. 

"We don't really have a problem 
with Concert Council. They just don't 
have enough money to deal with the 
bands we are wanting to bring here," 
Dunn said. 

Never the Same Productions, 
although remaining completely inde- 
pendent of the school and receiving no 
funding, would like to work as closely 
with Concert Council as possible. 

"I don't want people to think we are 
trying to compete with Concert Council," 
Dunn said. "We are really trying to work 
with them to give everyone more 

It is thus far, undecided whether all 
of the shows promoted by Never the 
Same Productions will be held on 
Milligan's campus or at some other 

The new group is not trying to 
remain exclusive. Dunn stresses that 
anyone who wishes to get involved is 
welcome to help out in any way they can 

and donate their ideas and input. 

Does this mean Milligan will be 
bringing in secular bands to perform 
now? Not according to Dunn, who says 
they will not be seeking to bring in just 
any band. 

"We want to put Christ in everything 
as much as possible," Dunn said, "All of 
the bands we bring in are going to be 

An emphasis will be placed on punk 
rock bands, with which Dunn has five 
years of background. Two of the bands 
Never the Same Production is currently 
looking to bring in are The Julianna 
Theory and Ghoti Hook. 

Dunn said he observes from talking 
to fellow students that there is an interest 
for the smaller bands and that the lower 
ticket prices will encourage a large show 
of support. He projects that prices will 
vary depending on the band but will gen- 
erally stay around the five-dollar mark. 

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Thursday, Sepiember 28, 2000 


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Navy V-12 program veterans return to Milligan 

By Christan McKay 


"Pardee's got it! All you guys from 
Hardin get out of the way," shouted 
William Earthman ahove the crowd. 

Earthman, a U.S. Navy veteran, and 
over 50 other men from Milligan's divi- 
sion of die U.S. Navy's V-I2 College 
Training Program gathered in Johnson 
City September 22 and 23 for the sixth 
reunion of the group. The assembly's 
first reunion took place in 1 980, and they 
now meet about every three years. 

This year's reunion kicked off 
Friday night with a dinner at the Holiday 
Inn in Johnson City. Saturday the veter- 
ans came to Milligan for a campus tour 
and photo. The group then gathered in 
front of Sutton Hall before eating lunch 

Duard WAIker, resident director of Webb 
Hall, was part of the Navy V-12 program 

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in the dining hall, and they enjoyed a 
time to visit, swap stories and share 
memories from their slay at Milligan, 

"It's changed a lot since the 1940*8," 
Earthman said. "Wc kept it alive during 
the war. There were 200 young men who 
came in 1943. We did have fun!" 

The community benefited from the 
men's stay as well, according to Billie 
Joe Earthman, wife of William 

"Wc women had fun too," she said. 
"I'm from Elizabethton, and with the air 
force cadets at ETSU and the navy here 
;il Milligan, we didn't have any trouble 
getting dates during World War II!" 

Milligan* and 1 30 other colleges par- 
ticipated in the navy's college training 
program. Milligan was the only college 
to completely turn its facilities over to 
the government, according to the 
Milligan College website. 

According to The Navy V-12 
Program; Leadership For a Lifetime, 
written by James Schneider, a member of 
Milligan's V-12 program, the navy began 
the program to educate more commis- 
sioned officers after the draft age was 
lowered to 18 in November 1942. 

The armed forces used the program 
to train officers to man ships and planes 
and to command troops in World War II. 
The program accepted men already 
enlisted in the navy and marine corps 
reserve programs or those recommended 
by commanding officers. 

"I was here July 1943 to February 
1944 in the first group that came," said 
Duard Walker, Milligan's athletics direc- 

The Milligan Navy V-12 program veterans posed in front of Sutton Hall on Saturday. 


tor and a member of the V-12 program at 
Milligan. "It changed my whole life. Wc 
were just getting into the war then." 

According to Jim Key, a member of 
the Milligan program, many trainees 
took the equivalent of around 20 to 21 
hours of academics, as well as navy 
courses and physical training. 

"We had to run and do obstacle 
courses and things like that," Key said. 
"We took at least 20 or 2 1 hours of regu- 
lar classes, like math and English, and 
then we had navy courses too. I took 
enough naval courses to have a mechani- 
cal engineering degree and a naval sci- 
ence degree." 

Schneider said that the program 
heavily emphasized math and science 
courses, although those already in col- 
lege continued in their majors. 

According to the Navy and Marine 
Corps World War II Commemorative 
Committee's website, over 125,000 men 
enlisted in the V-12 program between 
July 1943 and June 1946. A lota! of 
60,000 men in the program became 
"commissioned as Navy_ ensigns or 
Marine Corps second lieutenants." 

After completing the program at 
Milligan, many men went on to other 
colleges to complete degrees in engineer- 
ing or went into the war as officers. 

"I was going into the officers candi- 
date school from Milligan," Walker said. 
"I was sent from Milligan to New York 
for mid-shipman's school. I graduated 
from there and was commissioned an 
ensign, which is equivalent to a second 
lieutenant in the Army." 

Students explore options in long-distance calling 

By Melanie Lorenz 


This past Thursday, Chris Norris of 
DCS Bell South Mobility sold four cell- 
phones with calling plans to students and 
faculty in his two and a half hour stay in 
Sutton Lobby. 

"That is really good for the amount 
of time I was here," said Norris, who will 
return to campus again next week. 

The Bell South package, which 
charges a flat monthly rate for regional 
and national calling plans, is yet another 
option for students searching for cheap 
long distance. 

Milligan allows student access to 
other services beside BTI, and most stu- 
dents do use other services. 

Mike Smith, director of information 
technology, said he sees the trend 
towards wireless as one reason that par- 
ticipation in Milligan's BTI plan has 
been dropping in the last few years. Of 
Milligan's 900 plus student, only four- 
teen rely on the school based BTI plan, 
according to Smith. 

It's a much more competitive 
market than it was two years 
ago. There are a lot more 
attractive rates out there and 
I'm not sure BTI is keeping up. 

-Mike Smith 

"It's a much more competitive mar- 
ket than it was two years ago. There are a 
lot more attractive rates out there and I'm 
not sure BTI is keeping up," Smith said. 
"The industry is not only more competi- 
tive, but it is changing with the type of 
services, like wireless... I think that is 
why we are seeing less participation." 

Instead of signing up with BTI, stu- 
dents use a variety of long distance serv- 
ices ranging from collect calls, phone 
cards, cell phones and Internet phone 

In a survey of 96 students, calling 
cards were the most popular method used 
for long distance calls. Fifty-nine percent 
of students at Milligan use a combination 

of phone cards with other calling plans: 
39 percent of students use a calling card 

Last year, several students were 
caught using the supposedly untraceable 
10-10-220 number from Telecom-USA in 
an effort to get free long distance. The 
actual cost of the call was billed Milligan. 

This year, a few Milligan students 
have found a method to get free long dis- 
tance through Internet PC to phone calls 
through the Internet with groups like dial-, and 

According to sophomore Jennifer 
Soucie, who frequently used Internet long 
distance services PC to make phone calls. 
they often have poor sound quality and 
they are hard to get a good connection 
with. A headset delivers the best quality, 
but a microphone also will do the job. 

"I'm in college and I don't want to 
waste my money on long distance plans," 
Soucie said, while scrolling through a 
search engine site looking for more phone 
service deals. 

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Thursday,- September 28, 2000 


Page 3 

Lady Buffs victorious in home game 

By Jonah Price 


Last Wednesday, the Lady Buffs vol- 
leyball team started their home opener 
out on the right foot defeating Bluefield 
College three games to one (15-4, 15-13, 
9-15, 15-6). 

"Overconfidenee was what allowed 
Bluefield to stay in the game as long as 
they did," said Head Coach Debbie 
Cutshall. "We just need to stay focused 
on the task at hand and play hard till the 
last point is made." 

Milligan jumped out to an early 15- 
4 win in game one. Wendy Weaver con- 
tinues to dominate after her great fresh- 
man year, as she had 14 kills. 

"After the first game we just expect- 
ed to win and we started playing sloppy 
and that allowed them to gain momen- 
tum," Weaver said. 

In the second game, Bluefield did 
just that and took an 8-7 lead, but the 
Lady Buffs stormed back to win 15-13. 
With momentum on their side, and the 
Lady Buffs not playing up to par, 
Bluefield fought to take the third game 

However, Milligan went on to wrap 
up the match 15-6. 

Sophomore Wendy Weaver spikes a the ball over to Bluefield on Wednesday night. 

Photo by Jaton Ha/Villo 

Christina Medlin had a great night 
with 13 kills, 21 digs, and 3 blacks. 
Molly Stacks also played well in adding 
1 9 assists. 

"Our hitting percentage is usually 
higher than it was tonight and that pre- 
vented us from putting Bluefield away 
early," Denton said. 

Seniors Molly Stacks and Cassie 
Denton are the co-captains, replacing last 
year's seniors Lesa Duncan and Sarah 
Grooms in providing leadership. 

The Lady Buffs' next home game is 
Tuesday evening Oct. 3 against Montrcat 
College. Their record was 9-2 overall and 
7-0 in the conference at press time. 

Intramural football prepares to kick off 

By Lance Ashby 


"Blue 42! Blue 42! Set, Set, Hike!" 

In less than a month, Milligan 
College's intramural football season will 
kick off. Milligan does not have a foot- 
ball team, so for many students this is the 
only way to fulfill football fever. 

Seniors Beth Conner and Trent 
Davis are on the intramural staff and 
have a number of exciting tilings planned 
for this year's season. 

"This year's season will be consider- 
ably longer than the years past," Conner 
said. "Each team will play one another 
twice and the championship game will be 
decided under the lights and will be a 
campus wide event." 

This year's games will be played on 
the soccer practice field, located beside 
the baseball field. Equipped with lights, 
this new location will allow the teams to 
play night games. 

According to Davis, Coach Ray 
Smith, director of intramurals and athlet- 
ic facilities, and Mark Fox, vice president 
for student development, night-play has 

/ want this to be a big event with 
everything from a play by play 
[announcing] to special guest 

-Kyle Dinclef 

already been approved. However, more 
than likely the only game that will 
involve the lights will be the champi- 

Senior Kyle Dincler has been 
appointed by Conner and Davis to be in 
charge of the championship game. He 
said he is very excited about the opportu- 

"I want this to be a big event with 
everything from a play by play [announc- 
ing] to special guest referees," said 

According to Dincler, the game will 
be something students and faculty will be 
encouraged to attend. Prizes will be 
given away at the game and students will 
be encouraged to bring grills to cook out. 

More than a dozen names have been 
discussed for special guest referees. 
Dincler however, will make the final 

decision on who will be blowing the 

"I have had a lot of suggestions from 
the students, but it looks like Jack 
Knowles and Dean Fox will be two of the 
three guest referees," Dincler said. 
"There will be one unnamed surprise 
guest referee that will not be revealed 
until right before kickoff. Either way, it 
should be fun for everyone and hopeful- 
ly we can draw a big crowd." 

A possibility that is still being dis- 
cussed is taking the winner of our intra- 
mural football championship game and 
playing a game against arch rival King 
College's football intramural champion. 
This is only a possibility, but it is some- 
thing that Milligan and King used to do. 

"Years ago we used to always have 
our intramural football champion com- 
pete against King's," Davis said. "It may 
never happen again but it sure would be 
a lot of fun." 


Lady Buffs soccer 
team overtakes 
Covenant team 

The Lady Huffs received two 
i">;il, from junior, Sarah G 
and one from freshman, Bianca Spolo 
as they rolled past the Lad;. 
Covenant College on Saturday Team 
captain Heather Lckman, if] N 
Lady Scots. Eckman i-. the third 
goalkeeper to tend the ncLs this tcason 
for the Lady Buffs because of injuries 
to both starters, Abby Armstrong and 
Jordan Reed. The women's varsity 
improved their record to 7-4 overall 
and 4-1 in the conference. They took 
with them a two-game winning streak 
when they faced Brevard College on 
Sept. 26. 

Junior Heather Eckman 
tended the shut-out game. 

Fi tfhou 

Men's Soccer defeats 
Covenant 1-0 

The Men's varsity defeated con- 
ference rival Covenant College 1-0 on 
Saturday. Roger Kennedy scored on 
one of the Buffs' numerous chances. 
They are now 4-4 overall and 3-2 in 
conference play; winning their last 3 
games despite losing 8 starters to sus- 
pensions and injuries. Goalkeeper 
Andy Stoots has remained unscored 
on, as the Buffs have outscored oppo- 
nents 1 1 -0 during their winning 
streak. They continued action on the 
road against Division I opponent 
Coastal Carolina University 
Wednesday, and later will continue 
conference action at King or Brevard. 

Reporting by Phil Brown 

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Thursday, September 28. 2000 


Page 4 

Liquid gold is on Milligan campus 

By Natalie Alund 

Managing Editor 

If you see Jessica Carter running 
around on campus, she is probably 
searching Cor liquid gold. 

"Everyone thinks I am crazy for this, 
but it is for a good cause," said Carter, a 
freshman. "In my classes or where ever I 
am, I randomly ask people for Iheir soda 

Carter is collecting soda tabs, or 
"liquid gold," a nickname well known to 
the Southern Appalachian Ronald 
McOonald House in Johnson City. 

The Ronald McDonald house is a 
temporary home away from home for 
families of children in crises. 

Parents of children can find shelter 
at the house when their child is sick, and 
arc only required to pay a maximum of 
10 dollars daily. If the families cannot 
afford to pay, then no fee is required. 

"I believe you take the tabs to the 
McDonald house and the house sends the 
tabs to the soft drink companies and Uiey 
in turn give they money to aid the 
house," Carter said. 

Jane Ann Thomas, the wife of 
Humanities Professor Ted Thomas, intro- 
duced Carter to the service project at the 
start of the school year. 

"What she is doing is marvelous'," 
Thomas said. "Jessica is so well organ- 
ized as a freshman and she isn't afraid to 
do anything good." 

"Everyone thinks I am crazy for 
this, hut it is for a good cause. 
In my classes or where ever I 
am, I randomly ask people for 
their soda tabs. " 

-Jessica Carter 

Carter said Thomas introduced her 
to Mark Matson, academic dean, and he 
told her how his daughter, Angela 
Matson collected the tabs before she was 
involved in an automobile accident six 
years ago. Carter said Angel collected the 
tabs for the McDonald house, and after 
her death a teen room was named after 
her in her honor of her support of the 
' house. Hence, Carter decided to carry on 
the same tradition collecting the tabs. 

"I felt encouraged to do something 
for our community and in her memory," 
Carter said. 

Matson said what Carter is doing is 

"It's a painless way to raise money 
for the house," Matson said. 

Matson emphasized how beneficial 
raising money for Ute house is. 

"When children are sick, their par- 
ents can rest at ease at the McDonald 
house is by not having to worry about the 
hassle of finding a hotel," Matson said. 

Since the start of the school year, 
Carter has collected over 329 tabs that 

she keeps in a Prego spaghetti jar on a 
shelf in her dorm room. 

According to I.eah Tapp, house 
manager of the Ronald McDonald House 
located on the North Slate ol Irankltri, 
there are over 204 Ronald McDonald 
houses across the nation established to 
help needy families. 

Tapp said the tabs that arc donated 
toward the house make a huge difference 
and aid them tremendously. 

"The money from the tabs goes 
toward running the house, paying utility 
bills and providing food for the families 
with sick children," Tapp said. 

On Milligan's campus, Carter has 
put up flyers encouraging others to 
donate their soda can tabs. 

"It would be cool if we could get it 
to be a campus wide event," Carter said. 
"So far I have told my RA's and the Bible 
study group I attend, I hope the notion 
can be expanded." 

If you would like more informa- 
tion about the Ronald 
McDonald House in the 
Johnson City area, then you can 
contact them at (423) 975-5437. 

Superheros take over softball field 

Above-Intramural softball team, 
Last Years Champions pose for 
a shot after their game this 
past Wednesday. 

Left- (From left to right) Seniors 
Deven Hazelwood. Jason 
Mackey, Adam Johnson and 
Danielle Gudmestad flaunt their 
super hero ability during their 
game last week. 

Photos by Natalie Neysa Alund 

Senior Russ Hertzog awaits his turn at 

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Volume 65 Number 5 

Bush seeks support in Tri-Cities region 

By Regina Holtman 


Texas Gov. George W. Bush worked 
to win votes in Viec President Al Gore's 
home state as he spoke at a rally al the 
Tri-Cities airport on Tuesday afternoon. 

"Laura and I are here in east 
Tennessee to ask you to turn out and 
vote," Bush said. 

An estimated 1(1,000 to 12,000 peo- 
ple attended the rally hold in a hangar al 
the airport in Blountville, said Charlotte 
Monteal, the state-campaign coordinator 
for Bush. East Tennessee has traditional- 
ly been a Republican-voting region. 

Senators Fred Thompson and Bill 
Frisl, Representative Bill Jenkins and 
Governor Don Sundquist gave opening 
speeches as republican officials from 
Tennessee, while country singer Hank 
Williams introduced the Texas Governor. 

Bush spoke about the same issues he 
has been campaigning with - local con- 
trol of schools, tax cuts for everyone. 
Medicare reform, a prescription drug 
plan that "lets the people choose," the 
rebuilding of national defense and social 
security reform with private investment. 

John Rambo, the head of the 
Washington County Republicans for 
Bush, said that Bush's proposed social 

George W Bush speaks to the crowd. His wife, Laura Bush stands to his left as the 
Science Hill colorguard and band who played at the rally stand behind him. 

Pholo by Ashley Gfcef 

security reforms should distinguish him 
from Gore in the eyes of college stu- 

'T think the biggest difference 
between Bush and Gore is that he has a 
plan that will allow young people to have 
an investment account of their own," he 

Lauren Carpenter, a freshman at 
ETSU who attended the event, said that 
Bush's social security plans make her 
want to vote for him. 

"I care a lot about trying to save 
Social Security, because I don't want to 
work all my life and then it not be there," 
she said. 

' harlottc Monteal, the chairn 
the Tennessee Studi arid a 

junioi at Vanderbilt University, said thai 
io college students in his 
education plans, 

"I feel like he has a better program in 
helping us get an education thro.: 
I.S billion dollar scholarship program, 
along with the grants that he wants to 
r , in t*e able to take 
advance placement la 

He taking the American dream and 
making it available to college students." 

Monteal said that issues like Social 
Security highlight the fundamental dif- 
ference between Gore and Bush. 

"It's important that we can control 
our money," she said. "Vice President 
Gore wants a bigger government with a 
much more paternalistic approach. We 
need a limited government." 

Bush spoke about his approach to 
government in the rally. 

"Our campaign is one that trusts the 
American people - we trust you with 
your money, we trust you with your chil- 
dren, we trust you to make healthcare 
decisions," he said. 

Bush left Tennessee Tuesday after- 
noon to prepare for his debate with Gore 
on Wednesday night at Wake Forest 
University in S.C. 

Napster decision significant to WUMC radio 

By Chad Booth 


WUMC 90.5 The Rock, is facing a 
new challenge pending the outcome of a 
lawsuit involving an Internet company 
started by a New Jersey teenager. 

Music collectors who use the 
Internet to download songs at no cost 
will remember Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. 
Napster, a free Internet service where 

music is traded, returns to the U.S. 9 tn 
Circuit Court of Appeals to fight for sur- 
vival. This precedent setting case will 
have a lasting effect on the future of the 
music industry. 

"It will definitely have an effect on 
us," said Dan Carpenter, station manager 
for The Rock. 

The reason that this will impact the 
radio station on campus is because there 
is currently no law against the download 
of mp3s, short for audio layer three files. 
The Napster decision will serve as the 

precedent for future lawsuits against var- 
ious Internet sites that offer the capabili- 
ty to trade mp3s. 

Although The Rock does not use 
Napster, it does rely on other mp3 sites to 
supply a large percentage of its music. 
An unfavorable decision for Napster 
could mean the end of music trading on 
the Internet, or at least the end of trading 
at no cost. 

According to Carpenter, the license 
to broadcast owned by the radio station 
allows them to play music from any 
source, be it an mp3 or a borrowed com- 
pact disk. However, if the Internet sites 
containing the mp3s are forced to begin 
charging fe&s for the songs, the radio sta- 
tion will have to seek other venues for 
acquiring music. 

The reduction of available music on 
the Internet will require a totally new 
approach to music gathering by The 
Rock. Facing the prospect of changing a 
system that has increased the precision 
and capabilities of the station is a cause 

for some uneasiness among The Rock's 

"Ninety percent of the music we are 
using this year is mp3 files from the 
web," Carpenter said. 

This means that in order to obtain 
new music. The Rock could be forced to 
seek out traditional sources such as com- 
pact disc's owned by station, staff or 
Milligan community. This would limit 
the ability of the station to provide a wide 
variety of music and inhibit them from 
providing up to date songs from new 

The Rock is on automation for the 
majority of the day starting at midnight 
and running until the afternoon disc jock- 
ey goes on the air. All automation for the 
station is currently mp3 files running 
from a computer. 

"If mp3's are totally wiped off the 
net we will have to completely re-evalu- 
ate our music program," Carpenter said. 

Carpenter says that it would be pos- 
sible to continue using the same system. 

The mp3 files could be made from com- 
pact disks collected from students at 
Milligan and used in the automation 
playlist. Mp3 files are not illegal if you 
are the owner of the compact disc. 

This does not rectify the problem of 
variety or volume. It is a time-consum- 
ing process. In order to maintain the 
same level of new mp3's currently being 
used, the station would have to process 
90 percent from borrowed compact disks 
into mp3 files. 

This would more than double the 
staffs workload. 

"We are considering changing our 
automation program to one that does not 
use mp3s." Carpenter said. 

Carpenter argues that mp3s do not 
hurt the artists in sales of compact disks. 

Evidence seems to support that very 
thing. Time Magazine recently reported 
that record industry' sales have increased 
in the Napster era and in the last year 
alone, have elevated by $500 million. 

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NCATE evaluates Milligan's education program 

By Christan McKay 


Members of the National Council 
for Accreditation of Teacher Education 
visited Milligan September 23-27 for an 
on-site visit, which occurs every five 

"A joint NCATE/Tenncssce 
Department of Education team visits 
every five years to review us for continu- 
ing accreditation status, to approve new 
licensure programs and to see that we 
have met any revised state guidelines for 
licensure," said Philip Roberson, director 
of teacher education and associate pro- 
fessor of early childhood education at 

Three members of the NCATE board 
of examiners, along with three members 
of the Tennessee Department of 
Education, met with faculty members 
and students to evaluate all areas of 
Milligan's education program, according 
to Norma Morrison, professor of educa- 

Members of the teacher eduation 
committee and academic committees, as 
well as current undergraduate education 
students, student teachers, recent gradu- 
ates and graduate students in education 
met with the team and were interviewed 
about the various aspects of Milligan's 
education program. 

Pics of the week 

Senior Tom Clement wears one of 
the shirts that were printed in reaction 
to President Jeanes' convocation 

Speech . Photo by Robin Hamilton 

Students and teachers from 
Milligan's partner schools also mel with 
the NCATE team in order to see how 
these practices are working in an actual 
school setting. Open forums for Milligan 
professors and students from all areas of 
study look place Monday and Tuesday as 

According to Morrison, the educa- 
tion department prepared for NCATE's 
visit by producing several types of docu- 
mentation, such as reports, interviews 
with students, former students and facul- 
ty, progress reports from students at area 
schools and electronic documentation. 

"If it's not documented they don't 
believe it happened," Morrison said. 

NCATE is an organization dedicated 
to assuring high-quality teacher prepara- 
tion. According to the NCATE website, 
the group, "is a coalition of 33 specialty 
professional associations of teachers, 
teacher educators, content specialists and 
local and state policy makers. All arc 
committed to quality teaching." 

NCATE recognizes 501 colleges and 
universities nationally as accredited 
schools. According to Roberson, 17 out 
of 39 schools in Tennessee boast this 

"Milligan was the second Tennessee 
institution to be accredited in 1968, 
ahead of all state colleges and universi- 
ties in the state," he said. 

Milligan also volunteered to be one 
of the first colleges to be evaluated under 

NCATE's new set of standards, which 
took effect in 2000. According to 
NCATE's list of 2001 standards, the new 
standards include demonstrated knowl- 
edge by students in the education pro- 
grams, such as knowledge of content and 
professional skills and the meeting of 
state and national requirements. The 
standards also place requirements on the 
college or university to provide field 
experience, diverse working conditions 
and well-qualified faculty. 

"Milligan is the first college or uni- 
versity in the nation to be reviewed under 
new NCATE 2000 standards, which do 
not become mandatory until September. 
2001," Roberson said, "We volunteered 
to pilot the new standards. We arc lead- 
ing the way into new territory where pro- 
grams will be judged based upon whether 
and how our candidates impact learning 
in school children, rather than on what 
happens on our campus." 

According to Morrison and 
Roberson, Milligan mel these new stan- 
dards with a few suggestions for 
improvements. Milligan is not at liberty 
to discuss the verbal suggestions of the 
NCATE board, although a written report 
will be published in four to five weeks. 

"The President and board are fully 
committed to continued success for our 
teacher education progrms and that 
Milligan can and will do what it takes to 
address and concerns identified by the 
team," Roberson said. "All team mem- 

Milligan volunteers donate time 

By Sarah Small 


Students and faculty members at 
Milligan donated their time to help build 
a house for the homeless with Habitat 
For Humanity on Saturday. September 
30. Campus Minister Nathan Flora, 
Dean of Academics Mark Matson and 
several students worked from 8 a.m. until 
4 p.m. helping to build a home on Park 
Avenue in Johnson City. 

"We built a supporting wall inside, 
took down bracing, WTapped the outside 
of the house and put in windows," said 
sophomore Louesa Hampton. 

The home will eventually be sold to 
a homeless family in Johnson City. The 
cost to build a habitat house is usually 
about $45,000. That estimate includes 
materials, land and volunteer labor. A 
family that buys a habitat house only has 
to pay a mortgage of $250 to $350 a 
month and the money goes back into the 
program to build other houses. 

The Holston Habitat affiliate of 
Habitat For Humanity is currently fund- 
ing the Park Avenue project, but normal- 

ly a covenant partner pays about $5,000 
or contributes labor to the project. A 
covenant partner could be a church 
group, civic organization, business or 
individual organization. 

The main reason for working with 
Habitat For Humanity is to help people 
that do not have a place to live. 

Jessica Hedrick, a sophomore at 
Milligan, said, "I always have wanted to 
work with Habitat For Humanity because 
it makes me feel good to help people." 

Flora said he felt the same way, 

"People who are given so much 
should share that, and I support anything 
that would help people who need a 

Matson is especially interested in 
Milligan getting more involved with 
Habitat. "I believe in Habitat. It is a 
great project, and it would be great to 
have a Milligan chapter," he said. 

The Holston Habitat affiliate is in its 

15 th year. They will dedicate their 100 th 
house in November, and the founder, 
Millard Fuller, is coming for the dedica- 

bcrs spoke highly of the faculty and stu- 
dent body at Milligan, finding the cam- 
pus to be an extremely friendly, hos- 
pitable and positive environment." 

According to Roberson, graduates 
from NCATE accredited schools find job 
searching much easier. NCATE accredit- 
ed schools also find it easier to keep up 
with trends in education and maintain a 
quality program. 

"Graduates who go to other stale". '<> 
teach have a easier time getting their 
Tennessee license converted to the new 
state if the degree is from an NCATE 
institution," Roberson said, 


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SGA moves toward creating new face on campus 

By Misty Fry 

Student Life Editor 

In an effort to give SGA a "face- 
lift", Prcsidenl Nevan Hooker is working 
hard to bring about positive changes 
within the student government and on Ihc 
surrounding campus. 

Hooker is taking this year's "Make a 
Difference" theme to a new level as he 
and the rest of SGA try to get involved in 

President Nevan Hooker in action at the 
SGA meeting last week. 

Photo by Reglna Holtmon 

the lives of students and spread enthusi- 
asm for what SOA has to offer. 

"We want people to know that SGA 
is there for them," Hooker said. "We are 
servants, trying to be more in touch with 
the student body. SGA is representative 
of the students and we want to make the 
atmosphere more friendly, more accessi- 

Many of the SGA representatives 
have also noticed a change in the atmos- 
phere of the meetings and in the attitudes 
of the students. 

"The meetings are vibrant, teeming 
with life," said junior Andrew Parker. 
"The changes have been positive. The 
executive council is all about getting 
stuff done and having fun in the process." 

Not only are leadership positions 
different from last year, but the SGA is 
also establishing new activities for the 
coming year including a blood drive that 
will take place Oct. 24 and 25 outside of 
Hart Hall. 

"There is a great need for blood in 
the Tri-Cities area and last year ETSU 
raised 200 pints," Hooker said. "That is 
small. Milligan could blow that out of 
the water. We could turn it into a com- 

petition to show what kind of college we 

At students' request, next semester, a 
recycling program is also going to be 
started. Jason fivans and Nathan Flora 
will lead the program, According to 
Hooker, three or four years ago students 
wanted to bring in recycling, but no one 
followed through with taking the respon- 
sibility to pick up Ihc recycled items all 
over the campus. 

"Support is the key to making a pro- 
gram like this work," Hooker said. 
"Everyone needs to become involved. 
We just want to start small and work 
from there." 

Hooker also invented the Make a 
Difference Award, an honor given every 
third convocation to a student who is 
doing positive things for the school and 
community. Hooker wants the award to 
be for people who have worked hard, but 
never get recognized. Last week, Gina 
Wells was the first recipient of this new 
award. Wells has been active in almost 
every aspect of student life, even filling 
in for Elisa Dunman, the student activi- 
ties director who left just this year. 

"(Wells) is amazing, always on the 

ball with new ideas and activities," said 
junior ficlhany Hayncs. "She always has 
something going on. Without her, there 
would be hardly any activities and those 
activities arc what give the campus life." 

Hooker i . also excited about the new 
freshman class and the new ideas they 

"The freshman class is incredible," 
he said. "I'm really looking forward to 
working with Ihcm. I'm so glad they arc 
on campus." 

Despite the positive events that arc 
happening, Hooker realizes that the job 
of SGA will never be complete. 

"Everything we are doing lakes con- 
tinuous effort — we continually want to 
make thing! better. The minute we flop 
trying, the minute we go down. This col- 
lege is what we make it." 

As of right now, Hooker is just try- 
ing to be a positive example and do the 
very best job that he can. 

"This could be turning point in the 
history of Milligan where the college 
really gets on fire for Christ, has a lot of 
fun and a lot of friends arc made. My 
hope is that people will remember it was 
an enjoyable year." 

Bookstore sponsors food drive for Cranks Creek mission 

By Nathaniel Poling 


The Milligan College bookstore is 
currently sponsoring a food drive to help 
feed and send supplies with Crank's 
Creek volunteers. To promote the food 
drive, which lasts until October 20 , the 
bookstore is offering students, faculty 
and staff who donate two or more items 
of non-perishable foodstuffs a 10 percent 
discount on any sportswear purchase. 

Crank's Creek is in Harlan County, 
in southeastern Kentucky, about an hour 
and a half drive from Milligan. 
Originally a coal-mining town, it became 
economically depressed and isolated 
when the coal ran out and the mining 
company left. Flooding during the 70 's 
wiped out much of Crank's Creek, 
adding further to the area's economic 
woes. The Crank's Creek Survival 

Center was established to aid and support 
the region's inhabitants. 

The more the food drive raises, the 
less money the survival center will need 
to feed volunteers. This allows more 
funds to be donated to Crank's Creek for 
building materials. Items especially 
needed for this trip include: lasagna noo- 
dles, green beans, cereal, cups, plates, 
bowls, oatmeal, flour, sugar, oil, shorten- 
ing, peanut butter, jelly, brown sugar, 
tomato sauce, tomato paste and Kool 

Jonathan Robinson, manager of the 
bookstore, said that the food drive coin- 
cides with the traditional time when the 
weather begins turning cold. Students are 
tempted to buy more clothes, especially 
sweatshirts. He added that the deal is a 
"win-win situation and an added incen- 
tive" for people to donate food. 

Robinson, who went on the Crank's 

Creek trip in 1998, admits that based on 
previous years, the results of the food 
drive are unpredictable. The drive may 
raise anywhere from a truckload of sup- 
plies to as little as three bags. 

During this promotion, the book- 
store actually loses profit due to the dis- 
count and because some people donate 
food without making a purchase. 
However, Robinson said that the drive is 
not about profit, but about helping 
Crank's Creek and Milligan volunteers. 

"It's what's best for the Milligan 
community," he said. 

For the past six years, Milligan has 
sent outreach teams to Crank's Creek. 
Milligan is one of many organizations 
including churches, colleges and youth 
groups that are involved in service proj- 
ects in the region. 

The Crank's Creek Survival Center 
provides groups with living quarters. 

cooking facilities, tools and building 
materials. Teams provide manpower and 
their own supplies. They repair and clean 
houses, work for the Survival Center and 
serve inhabitants in many other different 

"It (Crank's Creek) tries to fulfill 
their physical and spiritual needs," 
according to Robinson. "I think it's a 
great witnessing tool where we can put 
our faith in action." 

According senior Erin McRae, ihc 
service trip has a positive effect on 
Milligan volunteers. 

"It's a really good experience," she 
said. McRae is a member of the Crank's 
Creek Planning Committee and has 
gone on the trip at least once every year 
since hex freshman year. "Everytime I 
go, I learn something new about the 
world and myself." 

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Christians and politics, do they mix? Three prespectives from letters . 

Note - Letters to the editor may be edited for the sake of clarity and/or space 

"Why Christians-Who-Vote Should Vote for Nader and Why ( hristians-Who-Vote Aren't Christians." A letter. 

To my Christian brothers and sisters, sis- 
ters and brothers, whatever you please: 

This is a polemic. It is supposed to 
make you think, and maybe in a way that 
your parents don 't. So quiet the voices in 
your head and listen before you letch 
pitchforks and torches and raise a posse 
to destroy the "monster" in your 

If you think of yourself as a 
Christian, and you vole, you will vote for 
Ralph Nader. Here is why: Ralph is from 
(he Green Party. He stands for things thai 
Christians are concerned about, or al 
least should be. Like helping people. Oh 
sure. Gush and Bore are concerned about 
helping people, but first they have to help 
the people who paid for their election. 

And then they can help (he other people. 
Hut Nader is going to help those other 
people first, He likes things like "a liv- 
ing wage" (raising the minimum wage to 
a livable level), and "universal health 
care," and people (little people, like you 
and me) being a higher priority than prof- 
it. Nader wants to make the world a 
kinder place, where we don't kill bad 
people (or good people), where mom- 
mies and daddies will be able to provide 
for their families without working two 
and a half jobs. Stick this in your eye, 
lax-cut fans: Nader actually wants the 
lower middle class to have more money 
in the first place. 

Of course if you listen to Rush 
Limbaugh or your parents you've proba- 
bly cither had a good laugh al me and 

Ralph or your blood pressure has gone up 
or both, Hul keep reading; the be i i ■' 
to come. 

If you're actually ■< < hrijtian, and 
don't just like wearing the name, you 
won't vole at all. You'll realize that deep 
down, all this politii .il '.mil is a lie. 
You'll understand thai your citizenship in 
the Kingdom of Christ makes pale your 
piddly citizenship in the Republic fol 
which we strand. You'll understand that 
your Lord Jesus (note the political toneoi 
this title) doesn't want you to (m)align 
yourself with any other lord in any form, 
whether it's lending a vole, giving some 
money, or another culturally sanctified 
mode of idolatry. Because neither Bush 
nor Gore nor Nader nor even Reverend 
Buchanan is Jesus Christ (even if He is 

their "favorite philo • might 

hurt Jesus' feeling* if we -.ay u, Hun 
"Lord I know you're my lord (at 
know I love you loo), bul daggonii, wc 
need lo gel ihi '.n here! I'm 

going to vole!" Because every lime a 
' hristian voles, it weakens the claim thai 
Jesus is a real power working in the 
world today, 

Remember, Ihr. il a polemic; I have 
been intentionally inflammatory. I hope- 
to pru I and lo begin 
fruitful conversations about what it 
means lo be the Bod; of ' hrirt I 
nice day. 

In Christ, 
Jason C. Evans 

'Why Christians who vote might actually be Christians." An anti-letter. 

Fellow Christians, 

If we actually arc Christians, we 
know that we are "chosen" to be eternal 
residents of Heaven, but we also realize 
that our current residence lies in Ihis cor- 
rupted, cheap imitation version, called 
Earth. A waiting room if you will. 
However, we have the responsibility to 
be lights to the others hanging out down 
here. They must know that this is only 
the waiting room and their interests 
should have the same priorities to us as 
do our own. (Mk: 12.31) 

While we are hanging out down here 
we should be taking care of each other. 

both spiritually and physically. That is 
where government is supposed to come 
in (physically). Uncle Sam cares for wid- 
ows and orphans, and gives to the needy 
on a much bigger scale than Churches 
do. Would we be able to meet as many 
demands as are met now if the govern- 
ment was not helping us care for those in 
need? Maybe politicians do have ques- 
tionable motives, but that is another mat- 
ter. We are trying to do good for those 
who need it. and government programs 
can be one mean, though certainly not 
the only. Politics and corruption do go 
hand in hand, but thai is because humans 
and corruption go hand in hand. 

Christian love "hopes all things". 
(K'or:13.7) Christ had hope in our cor- 
ruption. Don't refuse to' vote because 
you have losl hope in the corruption of 
politics. Everything in this world is cor- 
rupted, but nothing is corrupted beyond 
hope. Good Christians will make use of 
what good is still around to help others. 
Wc can do that by voting for the right 

So what are the right reasons? Well, 
voting for a candidate out of allegiance to 
him or the party is not one. Maybe voting 
for a candidate who appears to have an 
honorable track record is a good reason. 
(The past can be a good predictor of the 

future.) Or wc could vole for someone 
that we believe wall produce the best 
results. Voting does not have lo be a sign 
of allegiance to this nation or its leader. 
Don't vote for that reason. If nothing 
else, vote out of the hope of what the 
government can do for the needy. 

In Christ, 
Jared Gullclt 

Dear Editors, 

Let me begin by saying that I love 
politics. I always have and probably 
always will. There is something thrilling 
and gratifying about our American gov- 
ernmental system. Just this morning I sat 
down and completed my absentee voter- 
ballot. I take some measure of pride in 
that I voted for the person who I think is 
most qualified to lead our nation. It is the 
patriotic thing to do. 

Such actions, however, should raise 
question? in our minds. As people of 
faith, we should continually be question- 
ing how we interact with the American 
political system. Too often we simply 
buy into the words politicians speak and 
accept them as truth. Political parities 
seek to build strong relationships — rela- 

tionships that are often in conflict with 
our relationship with God and God's 
Church. I have found myself questioning 
the motives of anyone who is not affiliat- 
ed with my political party. Sometimes I 
wonder if that could be easily reconciled 
with my faith as a Christian. I am almost 
positive that it cannot be reconciled. 

Complicating the entire issue is my 
call to serve in Christian ministry. Those 
who serve God's church, for better or for 
worse, have a great deal of influence 
upon the people with whom they serve. 
Individuals look to ministers for advice 
and support from ministers. 

As one who loves politics and is 
involved in the current political cam- 
paign, I must attempt to be honest and 
open about my biases. With this comes 
the realization that some people in the 

church are going to accept this as my 
blessing for the American political sys- 
tem. This is not the case. I do not give 
my blessing to the American political 
system. In my opinion, it is a flawed and. 
in many ways, a corrupt system. As peo- 
ple of faith we must continually question 
our involvement with those things that 
seek to separate us from God and from 
God's church. I think politics may in 
many ways seek to do just that. 

In Christ, God has called the church 
to be salt and light in the culture — to be 
in the culture, but not of the culture. 
There is nothing that more clearly 
defines our culture than the American 
political system. Perhaps we, who have 
been so involved in politics, should 
reconsider our involvement. Perhaps we 
should evaluate it in light of God's work 

of Creation. Redemption and 
Sustcntation. Christians have never real- 
ly benefited from being involved in poli- 
tics and government. It could be argued 
that one of the worst blunders in 
Christian history was the merger of 
Christianity with the Roman govern- 

As ministers, we need to spend a 
great deal of time in prayer and contem- 
plation, evaluating our involvement in 
the political system, remembering the 
influence that our actions will have in the 
lives of others. 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, let us 
think long and hard before we render our 
very lives to Caesar. 

Grace and Peace. 
Wes Jamison 

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Volume 65 Number 6 

Pro-lifers campaign for Godsey and Bush 

By Christian McKay 


Seven members of Milligan 
Students For Life took a stand in the 
community Oct. 14, by passing out infor- 
mation supporting Republican Steve 
Godsey, a pro-life candidate who seeks 
re-election for Tennessee State 

"I think it's important to support 
candidates like Godsey and George W. 
Bush, who are pro-life and to put them 
into office," said senior Joy Zasadny, 
who organized the event for Milligan 
Students For Life. "It's a moral obliga- 
tion to support those types of candi- 

The group traveled door-to-door 
handing out information and talking to 
voters on Saturday in support of 
Godsey's pro-life message. 

"Godsey needed some help with his 
campaign," Zasadny said. "We went door 
to door handing out information and just 
talking to voters." 

Godsey also visited a meeting of the 

/ think it 'a important to support candidates like Godsey and George 
W. Bush, who is also pro-life, and to put them into office. . . It's a 
moral obligation to support those types of candidates. 

—Joy Zasadny 

Milligan Students For Life, held 
Wednesday, Oct. 11. He said that he 
seeks re-election for the position of state 
representative not because of the salary 
of only $16,500 a year, but because he 
really loves and believes in the job and 
wants to make Tennessee a little better 
for his children. 

"He was very personable," Milligan 
Students For Life member Emily Fuller 
said. "I was impressed with what he 
stood for. He really seemed like he cared 
about the job and was doing it for the 
right reasons." 

Godsey serves as a representative 
for congressional district one, Sullivan 
County. He served during the 100" 1 and 

101 st General Assemblies. He works on 
the conservation, environment and com- 

merce committees. 

"Godsey sponsored a bill to ban par- 
tial birth abortions that was passed and is 
actually a law now in Tennessee," said 

The Tennessee law, Tennessee, TC § 
39-15-209, prohibits late-term partial 
birth abortions. According to a partial 
birth abortion website, the procedure 
includes delivering of the fetus breech, 
puncturing the skull and removing the 
contents by suction. This does not con- 
stitute birth because the fetus' head is not 
out of the womb. 

The other issues Godsey feels 
strongly about are getting people off wel- 
fare, toughening penalties for sex crimes 
and drunk driving and putting prayer 
back in schools. He also supports Second 

Amendment right*, such as (he right to 
bear arms, and he opposes the state 
income tax sponsored by Governor Don 

According to the Tennessee General 
Assembly website, Godsey is active in 
the Chamber of Commerce, Virginia 
Avenue Baptist Church, the United Way, 
Ihc March of Dimes and the Board of 
Directors of Blountville Community 

Outside of the General Assembly, 
Godsey works at the Exidc Corporation. 
He is married with two children. 

Democrat Joe Mike Alcard opposes 
Godsey for state representative. Godsey 
calls Alcard a "competent opponent." 

Members of Milligan Students For 
Life plan to continue supporting Godsey 
and other pro-life candidates. They will 
be campaigning door-to-door again Oct. 

Godsey also said, as a side note and 
a little piece of advice for future politi- 
cians in the State of Tennessee, thai from 
experience, campaigning is more effec- 
tive when it is not done during University 
of Tennessee football games. 

New student I.D.s update Milligan's technology 

By Chad Booth 


Milligan has a new way to track you 

When students returned from then- 
fall break, they were informed by the 
school's administration of a required 
change. All Milligan students who have 
not received a new identification card 
either in the summer sessions or at the 
start of the fall semester must have a new 
campus LD. made. 

'The old LD. was outdated," said 
Rita Russell, who works in the regis- 
trar's office. 

According to Russell, the new I.D.s 
are compatible with the Power Campus 
software program that Milligan is cur- 
rently utilizing as its administrative soft- 
ware. The program will automate many 
functions that had to be performed man- 
ually in the past. In addition, pictures 
will be stored in the program along with 
the student's information to insure that 
there is no mistake with the cards. 

Many programs on campus rely on 
the barcodes on the old I.D.s. The cafe- 

The old ID was outdated 

—Rita Russell 

teria, grill and library are all dependant 
on the barcode information to correctly 
identify the cardholder and his or her 
account information. 

When the new I.D.s are made, the 
student's information is automatically 
inserted into the school's database. If the 
student loses his or her I.D., a new one 
can be printed with the same barcode and 
picture, said Russell. 

"The new I.D.s shouldn't affect the 
old information on the cards," said Tami 
Pettit, public services librarian. 

According to Pettit, the new cards 
retain the same barcode as the old cards; 
therefore, there should be no effect on the 
student's library account unless the bar- 
code was accidentally changed. 

In the past, a lost LD. was a much 
larger problem that required a new pic- 
ture and a new barcode. Each database 
had to switch the information for the old 
barcode over to the new one. 

Robert Raines, the grill manager, 
says that the new I.D.s have caused some 
disruption due to the small print and the 
lack of a barcode scanner in the grill. 

"We're supposed to get a new scan- 
ning wand soon and that will make things 
a lot easier," Raines said. 

Russell said that as of Nov. 1 , the 
cafeteria will no longer accept old stu- 
dent I.D.s. 

Although it has not yet been decid- 
ed, this will likely apply to both the grill 
and the library as well. Any student who 
has not upgraded to a new student LD. 
will be unable to perform any transac- 
tions with their student account until they 
have conformed. 

The cause of most opposition to the 
.new I.D.s was the registrar's policy to 
takt'the old cards away from the owners. 

"Many students have expressed the 
desire to keep their old I.D.s," said 

This was not part of the original plan 
•of the registrar's office due to the com- 
plications that old I.D.s could cause. 
They have compromised, however, after 
seeing the sentimental value many stu- 
dents attached with their old cards. Now 
students may keep their old cards after 

Tommy Staggs poses for his new ID pic- 
ture in the registrar's office. Students 
who missed the assigned time for their 
new IDs are going this week. 

Pnoto by Uaff Fry 

the barcodes are removed. ■ 

Those students who have not made a 
new LD. or wish to get their old LD. back 
need to stop by Derthick 1 05 as soon as 

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Thursday, October 19. 2000 


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Communications department expands film minor 

By Melanie Lorenz 


"Lights, Camera, Action!" Milligan 
College is entering the film business with 
plans to hire a professor who is experi- 
enced in film, in order to expand the film 

Bruce Montgomery, sub-area chair 
of communications, along with Dick 
Major, chair of area performing arts, pre- 
sented the ideas to both the communica- 
tions and fine arts faculty as well as the 
Academic Dean, Mark Matson. The pro- 
posal received a positive response. 
President Don Jeanes and Matson 
approved, and a search committee was 

The search commitee created an 
advertisment for an assistant professor of 
communications/film studies. The adver- 
tisement is posted on the Milligan web- 
site and according to Montgomery, was 
sent out to education trade magazines. 

"We will put a high emphasis on 
experience in filmmaking or film produc- 
tion, but we will accept someone with 
experience in screen writing," 
Montgomery said. 

The new professor, who will fill a 
vacancy left in the communications 
department left last spring by Dr. Alec 
Wainer, will also be required to have a 
Ph.D or terminal degree in Mass 
Communications, Pop Culture or Film, 
Montgomery said. 

"I think it's definitely something this 
college needs. He'll lend us the knowl- 
edge in an area that Milligan is weak in," 
said senior Tohn Mann, a film minor at 
Milligan. "We are pretty much ignorant 
of film on the production side." 

According to Major, hiring a profes- 
sor experienced in film will be a major 

element in the expansion of the plan to 
enlarge the film studies minor, handle 
existing classes. 

"We're looking for someone who 
could not only teach the theory and criti- 
cism side of film, but also someone who 
might have a (lair for film making," 
Major said. 

It is uncertain whether the film 
minor will be changed into a major or 
into an emphasis inside the communica- 
tions major, Montgomery said. Bill he 
added thai the plan is to turn the film 
minor into an interdisciplinary degree 
combining fine arts and communications. 

Broadening the degree seems to be a 
logical step to the professors. In the past, 
film minors were encouraged to take the- 
ater classes, such as Major's fundamen- 
tals of directing class. With the broad- 
ened communications degree, appropri- 
ate classes will be cross-listed under both 
communications and theater, according 
to Dr. Montgomery. 

New courses will also be created, 
and some the old courses will be 
revamped. A few courses may be team 
taught by professors outside of the com- 
munications staff. 

The technical side won't change that 
much. The department plans to continue 
to use digital and video equipment and 
not use actual film. 

Major said that the film studies pro- 
gram is being developed further because 
he has seen a need. 

"More and more current and 
prospective students express and interest 
in the study of film," he said. "Generally 
these are young people who are also 
interested in other fine art areas like art, 
photography or theater." 

"We think this could be a major that 
brings in a lot of students," Montgomery 


According to Rita Russell, who 
works in the registrar's office, currently 
there are five students in the two-year- 
old film minor. 

Major and Montgomery credit stu- 
dent enthusiasm to Wainer for convinc- 
ing them to plan the changes for the film 

fast spring, four film studies minors 

enrolled in the fundamentals of directing 
class, directed short movies and prevent- 
ed them at the annual one act festival. 
The premier night was filled to standing 
room only and a repeat showing was 
packed also. 

"We saw the enthusiasm at the film 
festival," said Montgomery. "If I wasn't 
convinced before, that convinced mc." 

Sports Briefs 

Volleyball team in 2nd 

The Lady Buffs volleyball traveled 
to Clearwater, Florida for a tournament 
this weekend. They won two games 
and lost two games due to an injury to 
setter Heather Lanning. The team has 
posted a 7-1 conference record to earn a 
2nd place ranking in the AAC. They 
will face University of Virginia-Wise 
on Thursday and a make-up game 
against Brevard College on Friday. 
Both games will be at home before they 
go on the road to Tusculum College. . 

Men's Soccer fights on 

After the 2-0 loss to Bryan College 
last Wednesday, the men's varsity soc- 
cer team showed their character by 
bouncing back to win the Lees-McRae 
Tournament this weekend. 

The Buffs defeated Eckerd College 
of Florida 3-0 on Friday, and Coker 
College from South Carolina 11-0 on. 
Saturday. Daniel Gacheru scored hat- 
tricks in both games, while the Buffs 
received another hat-trick from 
Ramirez Uliana in Saturday's contest. 

They also received two goals from 
Bryan Dewhurst, while Pedro Figueira, 

James Walsh and Dalan Tcllcs all 
added goals in the romping of the 

The Buffs have two home games 
remaining on their regular season 
schedule Houghton College on 
Thursday and Southern Wcsleyan 
College on Saturday. 

Women's Soccer 
defeats Bryan College 

The Lady Buffs improved their 
record to 5-2 in the AAC by defeating 
the Lions of Bryan College 5-0 last 

Sarah Guetzloe scored two goals 
while Salem Woody, Jilliari Schweizer 
and Jackie Goncalves scored in the 

They will face Houghton College 
at home on Thursday before they meet 
Lees McRae College for Alumni 
Weekend on Saturday. 

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Rachel Knowles was named Founder's Daughter for this year. 

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Moving around Milligan with crutches isn't easy 

By Sarah Small 


I finally did it. It is my third year 
here at Milligan, and I finally went to 
Laurel Falls. Since 1 accidentally left my 
sneakers at home in Virginia, I wore san- 
dals. I know what you are thinking. That 
was really stupid. I did not realize that 
near the bottom of the walk in the woods 
there is a steep, slippery stairway made 
out of uneven rocks. 

I carefully chose each step, but I had 
a bad feeling. Suddenly I was Hung for- 
ward as if pushed from behind. With my 
arms out in front of me superman style 
and my feet in the air, I slid down the 
gray jagged steps. Frantically trying to 
stop myself, 1 grabbed at the smooth 
rocks in vain. My arm was wrenched 
behind me just as I ran headfirst into my 
friend Erin Hogshead. 

Nervously laughing we struggled to 
right ourselves. 

"Are you OK," Erin asked. 
"Yeah, just slipped I guess," 1 said. I 
stood up to get my bearings and see if I 
really was all right. First I saw a gash in 
my jeans with a matching gash on my 
knee. I thought I might be able to con- 
tinue hiking if that was my only injury. 
Pain suddenly shot through my foot as I 
put weight on it. Uh oh, I thought, this is 
going to be a long hike out. 

After the hour and a half that it took 
me to get back to the car I was sure my 
foot was sprained. When I woke up the 
next morning and I could not put any 
pressure on it I was not so sure.- 1 went to 
Sycamore Shoals Hospital in 
Elizabethton. The doctor came back with 
(he X-rays in his hand. 

"Yup we got a crack there," dead- 
panned Dr. Vance Shaw. A matter-of-fact 
declaration that was hardly worth the two 
hours I waited for the results. At that 
point I was thinking, I can deal with this. 
After all, I broke both my arms at once in 
elementary school. How naive I was. 
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nothing compared to the annoyance of 
breaking a loot. Well, at least breaking a 
foot while attending Milligan College. 

At first things were not bad. I took 
my pain pills, and suddenly I was in such 
a good mood that I painted my crutches. 
Unfortunately, last year I chose to live all 
the way at the end of long hall on the 
third floor of Hart. Before I broke my 
foot I did not mind walking so far. But 
now (hat's a long walk as I hobble on 
crutches with a book bag full of books. 

I did not, however, choose to have 
class three days a week in buildings with 
stairs. To gel into my class in the second 
floor of the library, I have to go down the 
stairs to the Library and then up the stairs 
to my class. The Paxson 

Communications Building is the only 
building that I do not have to struggle up 
and down stairs in — unless I have to go 
to the bathroom. 

Milligan compensates for its lack of 
handicap access by allowing students 
with handicaps to drive to class. Amanda 
Diefendorf, a sophomore at Milligan, 
broke her right foot, so she cannot drive 

Diefendorf said, "It is really hard to 
get around because I always have to 
depend on other people to take me 
places. I can't drive to class, so it is a 
real struggle for me to get to my classes." 
Too bad we can't drive up the stairs. 
Maybe that would get some attention. 
My little Honda Civic plowing up the 
stairs to Hyder (which actually has an 
elevator if a person is lucky enough to 
have a key). My problem of getting to 
my room is also not solved by the tem- 
porary parking sticker. Derthick and 
Hardin do have elevators that students 
can use. I just do. not have any classes 

Many students are on crutches or 
otherwise injured this semester. "This is 
a very odd semester because of all of the 
injuries," said Cary Targett, athletic 
trainer at Milligan. "There have been at 
least 20 injuries in soccer alone. Some 
students that are not even athletes have 
also been injured. I have talked to the 
coaches, and there is no real pattern in 
the injuries. Freak accidents have afflict- 
ed our students this semester for some 

I knew that Milligan was not very 
handicap accessible, but the full ramifi- 
cations of that were not clear to me until 
I was literally put into the orthopedic 
shoe of a handicap person. J know Uiat 
my crutches arc stilt better than being in 
a wheelchair though. 

Students who are permanently hand- 
icapped do not have many options at 
Milligan. In the entire time that Milligan 
has been a school, there has only been 
one student enrolled who was wheelchair 
bound. Louis Anderson is a senior at 
Milligan who was permanently injured 
prior to becoming a Milligan student. 

"Just to usc'the library I have to go 
to the back door at the bottom where they 
get deliveries, and I ring a bell," 
explained Anderson. "Someone then has 
to come down two flights of stairs to find 
out what I want. They have to go back 
up the stairs and get it and bring it back 
down to me. Because of that I have only- 
used the library twice except for one 
semester when I had to watch a video 
Uiat was on reserve every week. I had to 
go through that whole process to get the 
video then 1 had to find a TV and VCR 
on campus that were not being used and 
watch the video. Because of when other 
students were watching the video I some- 
times had to watch it a week before the 
quiz on it which did not help me retain 
the information." 

According to the code of federal reg- 
ulations on reasonable accommodation, 
Tennessee laws require that, "an agency 
shall make reasonable accommodation to 
the known physical or mental limitations 
of a qualified applicant or employee 
unless the agency can demonstrate that 
the accommodation would impose an 
undue hardship on the operation of its 
program." When asked what he thought 
about the responsibility of the school to 
make buildings accessible Anderson 
said, "If we were a state institution we 
would have to make the buildings handi- 
cap accessible, but we are a Christian 
institution and that should be a higher 

"We have to continually strive to 
stay sensitive and be supportive of our 
students that have disabilities," said 
Mark Fox, vice president of student 
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have handicap accessibility everywhere." 

Money for improvements has to 
come from the tuition of students or 
donations. Because funds come from 
tuition and donations, they are limited, 
and installing elevators and handicap 
accessible bathrooms is expensive. The 
installation of an elevator can cost 
$40,000 or more. 

"The priority now is that all new and 
renovated structures meet Americans 
with Disabilities Act, specifications," 
said Fox. "We are also looking at mak- 
ing high traffic buildings accessible." 

Students and faculty here need be 
commended because, in my experience, 
people have gone out of their way 
numerous times to open doors and help 
in any way that they could. According to 
Anderson, the faculty and administrators 
have always been very helpful and will- 
ing to attempt to find a solution for mak- 
ing the campus more accessible to him. 
The ramp in the back of the Science 
building and the handicap access to 
Derthick were put in to help Anderson 
get to his classes. 

It has been almost a month since the 
beginning of my adventure on crutches. 
I have learned a lot from being on the 
other side of the issue of handicap acces- 
sibility. Hopefully I will keep my new- 
outlook on life even long after my foot 
has healed. 

Terry Holtman 

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Thursday, October 1 9, 2000 


Page 4 

Krishana's view from Colorado at Focus on the Family 







I opened the Milligan Magazine this 
past week (since Will Rogers, a Milligan 
alum, had a copy), and I go! really excit- 
ed to see a picture I took on the Arizona 
Mission trip last spring. Then, I saw my 
byline and ifl am not mistaken the grad- 
uation year beside my name was '00. I 
guess people are wondering what hap- 
pened to me and thought, "oh, I guess she 
already graduated." 

No, I have not escaped the Milligan 
community completely. I am spending 
this semester in Colorado Springs at the 
Focus on the Family Institute. I am tak- 
ing four classes, which include discus- 

sions on Christian worldview, sell-worth, 
what it means to live a Christian life, 
relationships, what it means to be a 
leader and so much more. In these class- 
es we are constantly taking big bites. I 
am chewing so much that my jaw hurts 
and my heart is definitely getting a work- 
out as it is being stretched in major ways. 
Good ways. 

In addition to attending class four 
days a week, I am involved in an intern- 
ship with Brio (a magazine for teen 
girls), 1 work four hours a week at the 
Ronald McDonald Mouse here in the 
Springs, attend an accountability group 
with seven other students and find time 
to read and read and read. This is not a 
"vacation" semester, but a growing 

What does it mean to grow? 

Well, for me growing includes see- 
ing myself as God sees me. 

The first day 1 stepped foot in my 
accountability group I had no idea what I 

was going to experience. Sheryl Dcwitt, 
professor of Family Studies and our 
group leader, looked at each of the eight 
women sitting around the table and 
began to explain how the group would 
work. Each week we have to look each 
other in the eyes and say at least three 
things about ourselves that wc love and 
they can't at all be related to perform- 
ance. Ugh! That was a struggle. Self- 
worth is so important. It is so selfish for 
us to go through each day without thank- 
ing him for who he made us to be. 

Growing also includes vulnerability. 

Being in the middle of this type of 
experience your heart definitely has to be 
softened. Wc arc constantly talking 
about what we are experiencing and feel- 
ing. The common question around my 
apartment is "how is your heart?" It is 
amazing what kind of answers you will 
receive if you ask people that question. 
We need to constantly be vulnerable and 
moldable to what God wants to teach us 

on a dailv ba'.i i'i'I (■' ' '■' " 'I ' 

to edify and support one another. 

Finally, growing includes experi- 

Wow, what an experience I have 
already had in jusl the ihofl time I have 
been here. I have been camping, hiking, 
twirled on a mountain, interviewed Jaci 
Velasquez and Ginny Owens, had long 
talks with roommates, gone go-carting 
with the Brio staff and experienced being 
in God's will in a way I never have 
before. Growing doesn't include these 
specific experiences, but the experiences 
and opportunities God blesses us with 
every day. It blows my mind how God 
would take me and place me here at this 
time in my life and how this experience 
will mold who I am from here on out. 

I will be back soon... January pre- 
cisely. But I won't come back the same. 

(And if you miss me that much 
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Why is worship in chapel different this year? Here are the answers to your questions 

Misty Fry, our Student Life Editor talked with Nathan Flora, the Milligan campus minister 

Stampede: Why did the committee 
decide to change chapel this year? 

Flora: Part of it was to encourage new 
types of worship experiences that the 
students might not be having, to incor- 
porate the talents and gifts of all stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff and all their tra- 
ditions. We have more than just 
Christian Church people coming to 
Milligan now, Methodists, 
Presbyterians, Lutherans, Catholics and 
all sorts of people. It is valuable to 
incorporate them and their traditions and 
styles as well. 

S: What made you decide to go the 
new format of prayer and the reciting 
of the Lord's Prayer? 
F: We decided that chapel is a worship 
service for our Christian community. 
One of our goals is to meet the pastoral 
needs of the students, to present those to 
God together and establish the relation- 
ship that I am a pastor to them as well, 
while they are here. 
S: What Is your rationale for having 

themes in chapel? 

F: We feel that themes, adding consis- 
tency and movement will take us some- 
where in our worship, teach us, move us 
and provides consistency in the service. 
S: And the Lord's Prayer? 
F: It is a comprehensive statement of the 
kingdom of God and how we should 
pray and how we should act, and the 
other thing is, I think that in the midst of 
all the struggles that we face it provides 
us with a sense of stability, it calls us 
back to a true purpose in the face of 
anything we encounter. 
S: Why do we have more responsive 
readings this year? 
F: We tried to mix up the way we have 
done it, and I think we have done a lot 
of variations of it. One is to train stu- 
dents to know that there are different 
ways of worship and that worship is a 
communal event. You can do things in 
solitude but it Is something you can do 
in the community as well. 
S: Do you think that chapel has a 

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more liturgical feel this year? More of 
a formal feeling? 

F: Yes, it is more organized; it is more 
formal in that there is a structure. It 
takes about three weeks to plan each 
service. One week is bible study, the 
next planning and the final week is 
rehearsal. There is more structure, but I 
am happy that we don't have a set struc- 

S: How much say do the students 
have in regards to planning what hap- 
pens in chapel? 

F: Quite a bit. The worship leader has 
the main responsibility for planning the 
service. The committee itself has only 
met once this semester, just to evaluate 
what is going on. The worship leader is 
responsible for inviting whomever the 
participants are. We have had no more 
than three faculty or staff and about five 
students, on the average, who are in 
charge of planning. So, students have 
equal if not more say, and I think that all 
those that participate would agree 

S: What are your goals, as for making 
everyone happy? 

F: That's a tough job; you can't make 
everyone happy all the time. I just want 
to let everyone's worship styles be 
exhibited and invite all people to partici- 
pate. I hope, despite having a structure, 
that it has been evident that each chapel 
service has been different. Our worship 
should reflect the views of the congre- 
gation, the lives, and the people and the 
worship experiences from which they 

M: Do you think that the Milligan 
Community has liked chapel thus far? 
N: I appreciate those that do give me 
good criticism and I might not hear a lot 
of what is being said, which is a good 
thing. I am not above reproach. I do 
think that faculty and staff and students 
as a whole are looking forward to it and 
are positively receptive to it. 
S: Any final comments? 
F: I do invite people to talk to me about 
whatever is on their mind. 

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Volume 65 Number 8 

Walker honored for 50 years of service 

By Christan McKay 


Alumni, faculty and friends honored 
Duard Walker Saturday lor his 50 years 
of service and inspiration. 

The luncheon, held in the 
McCormick Dining Center at Sutton 
flail, featured a dinner and words from 
several alumni, including Sonny Smith, 
former Auburn University basketball 
coach, Gary Walker, Walker's son and 
President Don Jeanes. 

Smith said that he carried the lessons 
he learned from Walker as he coached all 
around the country. 

"I couldn't have had a better coach, 
and I couldn't have come to a man who 
helped me more to get somewhere," 
Smith said. 

Walker's son also discussed the 
impact that his father has made on his 
life, and how he has tried to apply the 
same values to his own children and to 
his coaching career. 

"All my life I've had a hero," 
Walker's son said. "That's been my 
father. To me, when you talk about 
Milligan, you're talking about my dad 
and the influence of a coach, a teacher 
and a good Christian man. 1 want to be 
like him, but I could never fill his shoes." 

President Jeanes also thanked 
Walker for the influence he's had on his 

Duard Walker shows off his gift from Milligan, a buffalo statue, last Saturday at the 
luncheon in Walker's honor. 

life and professional career by giving 
him his first job at Milligan as a resi- 
dence hall assistant. 

"All of us who have been here dur- 
ing the tenure of Duard Walker have sto- 
ries to tell," Jeanes said. "He gave me 
my first Milligan job when I had on 
money, no job and no place to live^ If it 
wasn't for him I probably wouldn't be 
standing up here today." 

Jeanes also announced the Duard 
Walker scholarship program made possi- 
ble by the gifts of two alumni. The pro- 
gram begins with $6000 and the hope is 
that it will become and endowed scholar- 

Photo by Jason Harvilis 

ship to honor Coach Walker's contribu- 
tion to Milligan. 

President Jeanes presented Walker 
with a special buffalo statue on behalf of 
alumni and friends. A memory book with 
a collection of quotes, letters and e-mails 
congratulating Walker was also given to 

For Walker, the best part of the 
luncheon was the friends gathered 

"I appreciate so much that you folks 
came," Walker said. "That meant more to 
me than anything else ...even the buffa- 

Walker has also received rccogl 
outside of Milligan. flic Appalachian 
Athletic Conference honored Walker this 
ipring by creating the Duard Walker 
Sportsmanship Award. This award will 
be given to athletes in men's tennis and is 
in recognition to Walker's service in the 

He presently serves as athletics 
director, men's tennis coach, resident 
director of Webb Mall and is a professor 
of human performance and exercise sci- 
ence. After 50 years of service, Walker 
officially announced his retirement 
Tuesday Oct. 24. The retirement will 
become effective in May. 

Walker came to Milligan as a student 
in 1942. lie earned varsity letters in foot- 
ball, basketball, baseball, track and ten- 
nis. He also served as part of the Navy V- 
12 program at Milligan and later served 
in the battles Iwo Jima and Okinawa. 
After an honorable discharge in 1946, 
Walker returned to Milligan and com- 
pleted his bachelor's degree in 1948. 

Walker became a staff member at 
Milligan in 1951. He coached baseball, 
basketball, cross-country, track and field 
and tennis. His many honors include 
seven consecutive Volunteer State 
Athletic Conference titles in cross-coun- 
try. Walker and his wife, Carolyn, have 
served as resident directors of Pardee 
Hall and Webb Hall. They also have five 
children who are all Milligan alumni. 

Fox family travels to southwestern India 

By Natalie Neysa Alund 

Managing Editor 

This past Monday, while packing his 
suitcase for India, Dean of Students 
Mark Fox thought about monkey brains. 

"I'm anxious about adjusting to the 
food," Fox said. 

Yesterday afternoon, Fox and his 
family took their seats on a jet at the Tri- 
cities airport, embarking on a 48-hour 
trip to Cochin, India. 

For five weeks, Fox, his wife and 
their two children will reside in Cochin 
and live among the 550,000 residents 
that inhabit this large city located in 
southwest India. 

While in India, the family will visit 
with a friend and church planter named 
Abraham Thomas, a Christian native of 

"We're not sure exactly why we are 
going, we just feel God has called us," 
Fox said about his trip two days before 


Besides their visit with Thomas, the 
Fox's will be doing evangelistic work 
with a church where Thomas is active. 
The church consists of new Christians 
who have recently converted from 
Hinduism to Christianity. 

According to Fox, his family met 
Thomas through their local congregation 
at Boones Creek Christian Church in 
Gray, Term. 

While in the United States, Thomas 
was educated at Cincinnati Bible College 
and met the Fox's while enrolled in an 
intercession class at Emmanuel School of 
Religion. Thomas also spent a great deal 
of time in the Fox's home while in 

Over the past year and a half Fox 
and his wife have contemplated whether 
or not to make the trip across seas. 

The final decision came this past 
January when Thomas was taking an 
intercession class at Emmanuel. 

"At first my wife thought the idea 
was crazy," Fox said. "I remember she 
said, 'How will you get off work, and 
what about the kids and their school- 

Finally Fox told his wife that if 
Thomas did not talk to them about them 
traveling to India he would let it go. But 
if he did bring it up, they would pursue 
the calling. 

Sure enough, within the next week, 
during a lunch date between Fox, his 
wife and Thomas, their question was 
answered. The Fox's took Thomas to 
lunch and within five minutes of the 
meal, he told them he needed them to 
come to India to see the Lord's work. 

Hence, Fox and his wife decided to 
go with their instincts and have spent the 
past 10 months in preparation for their 
trip to India. 

Within the past school year, Fox and 
his wife have home schooled their two 
children Ben, 14, and Meredith, 11, so 

that they not miss any school during their 
time abroad. 

Fox's absence will consist of saved 
vacation time from his full-time job at 

Members of Milligan's cabinet, 
including President Donald Jeanes and 
Michael Johnson, vice president for 
enrollment management, will take over 
his duties until he returns from his mis- 
sion trip. 

Fox and his wife lived in Saudi 
Arabia previously. While there. Fox 
worked as a hospital administrator and 
his wife worked as a lab technician. 
According to Fox, working in Saudi 
Arabia gave them experience working 
with Indian people. 

"God has blessed our family," Fox 
said. "It's amazing how the different 
experiences we have encountered have 
prepared us for something else down the 
road. We feel this one may prepare us for 
something else." 

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Thursday, November 2, 2000 


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Milligan students and faculty give of their blood 

By Nathaniel Poling 


Approximately 100 students and 
faculty participated in the blood drive 
last Tuesday and Wednesday, which was 
well received by the Milligan communi- 
ty, according to Nevan Hooker, president 
of the Student Government Association. 

"I'm very pleased with the way stu- 
dents and faculty decided to give blood," 
he said. "It was a very successful blood 
drive." Because of the success. Hooker 
said that SGA is planning on sponsoring 
another drive during the spring semester 
that he hopes will be even "bigger and 

Students and faculty donated blood 
in the Marsh Regional Blood Center, a 
mobile blood donor unit that was parked 
in front of Hart Hall. The Marsh 
Regional Blood Center and two other 
mobile units supply 13 hospitals in 
southeast Virginia and east Tennessee. 
All three are affiliated with Wellmont 
Health System and visit college campus- 
es, businesses and high schools as com- 
munity outrcaches to raise blood. 

Sophomore Jason Reed said that he 

gave blood because he wanted to help. 

"In 1 5 minutes you can help some- 
one out and maybe save a life," he said. 

According to Wellmont Online, 
donated blood is used to treat cancer 
patients, accident victims, organ recipi- 
ents, leukemia victims and routine sur- 
gery patients. 

Because of its importance in treating 
patients, donated blood is in great 
demand among hospitals. 

"Blood centers are extremely territo- 
rial," Phlebotomist Rachel Kelley said. A 
phlebototnist is a medical worker who 
can draw blood, but not administer 

The shortage of blood could be crit- 
ical in the near future, according to 
Wellmont's website. 

"In the United States, every three 
seconds someone needs blood. Studies 
show that while the demand for blood is 
increasing, the number of blood dona- 
tions nationwide is decreasing. Recent 
projections reveal that demand could out- 
strip supply in 2000 if donations do not 
rise," the site says. 

Not all potential donors who want to 
can successfully donate blood. The 
American Red Cross says that a person 

must be healthy, at least 1 7 years old and 
weigh more than 1 10 pounds to be eligi- 
ble to donate. Eligible donors can donate 
a unit of blood once every eight weeks. 
One unit is equal to one pint of blood. 

lot medical vik-t;, rcavur,. blood bank/, 
must reject prospective donor-, il they 
have AllJS, h.v.c ■.uHc-rcd from any '.train 
of hepatitis after the age ol I lor arc cur- 
rently sick. 

Freshman Holly Apted gives blood with a smile in the Wellmont Blood Drive Van, 

Photo O/ RoofiHamaon 

Milligan alumnus honored for life's work 

By Chad Booth 


Dr. Keith Schoville, a 1956 graduate 
of Milligan, was honored Friday, Oct. 27 
by the college with the award of 
Distinguished Alumnus for 2000. 

According to the Public Relations 
Office the award is given, "in recognition 
of outstanding accomplishments in aca- 
demia and his commitment to a life of 
Christian faith and works." 

Schoville finished his graduate work 
at the University of Wisconsin at 
Madison and was offered a job soon after 
by the institution. He accepted the offer 
feeling that he would have a greater 
impact serving Christ in the secular set- 

From 1968 until 1995 he served as 
the professor of Hebrew and Semitic 
studies for UW-Madison, while raising 
five children with his wife. 

*'I was taken aback when I got the 
phone call that said I was going to be so 
honored," Schoville said. "I felt hum- 

Schoville went on to express that he 
felt that it was a great honor to be recog- 
nized by his alma mater. More than once 
he stressed that he was certain that there 
were many who were more deserving of 
the award 

/ was taken aback when I got the phone call that said I was going to 
be so honored. 

-Keith Schoville 

"I don't know why they would have 
chosen me," he said. 

According to Theresa Garbe, direc- 
tor of alumni relations, a committee com- 
posed of faculty, administrators and 
alumni decides upon the award. 
Nominations for the award may be sub- 
mitted by any faculty member, adminis- 
trator or alumnus but the honoree is 
voted by decision of the select committee 

Schoville was not the typical 
Milligan student by any means. During 
his time at the college he played many 
roles all at once. He was married and 
lived off campus with his wife and their 
5-year-old son. Also, he was attending 
school full time and working to support 
the family. 

The hectic lifestyle he grew accus- 
tomed to at Milligan carried over into his 
work for UW-Madison. During that 27- 
year stretch he was often called upon to 
lecture at other colleges and churches. 

Schoville considered a high point in 
his career to be a traveling lecture on the 
history of the alphabet, which was spon- 
sored through a grant by the National 

Endowment for Humanities. This afford- 
ed him the opportunity to travel the 
United States with the exhibit and lecture 
in several different major cities. 

In addition to lectures, Schoville had 
the unique experience of working on 
excavation teams at nistorical archaeo- 
logical sites in and around Israel. One 
such expedition took him to Tel-Dan, 
Israel where he worked with the interna- 
tionally known archaeologist Avriham 

Tel-Dan, he explained, is the area 
where the tribe of Dan migrated during 
Biblical times and is at the base of Mt. 
Herman. The excavation of that area has 
provided critical information to under- 
standing the Canaanite culture of that 
period in history. 

Milligan also recognized fellow 
1956 graduate and fellow educator, Hope 
Marston with an award on Oct. 27. 
Schoville related that it was encouraging 
to see educators receive recognition for 
the years of service they provide; howev- 
er, he was quick to stress that recognition 
was not why someone should become an 

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7 PM Friday, 
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Buffs suffer loss to King, seniors honored at last home game 

By Phil Brown 

Sports Editor 

Senior night was not all it was 
cracked up to be for the volleyball team 
as they fell this past Tuesday to number- 
one-conference-ranked King College . 
The Buffs only two losses in the confer- 
ence came to the Lady Tornadoes. 

"We can beat them," said Head 
Coach Debbie Cutshall. "We just weren't 
in it mentally tonight," 

The Lady Buffs suffered their first 
loss at home this season to conference 

rival King College, Tuesday night, 
despite great play by Christina Medlin, 
Molly Stacks and Wendy Weaver. 

Weaver had 14 digs and a block to 
go with Medlin'.s 10 kills as the Lady 
Buffs lost in .1 games to the Lady 
Tornadoes. They lost the first two games 
by scores of 15-7 and came up short in 
the third game by a narrow score of 1 5- 

They finish the regular season 
ranked second in the conference with a 
10-2 record and an 18-12 record overall. 

However, the season is not totally 

Senior Cassie Denton. 

Senior Molly Stacks. 

finished for them; they still have the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference tourna- 
ment on Nov. 10 and 1 1 where anything 
can happen. 

The loss was hard to swallow for the 
Lady Buffs only two seniors Cassie 
Denton and Molly Stacks who were hon- 
ored prior to the game by Cutshall. Both 
Stacks and Denton said they would of 
liked to finish their last Milligan home 
game with a win, but they said they are 
happy with their season thus far. 

"Overall we have had a great season, 
finishing second in the conference and 
only losing 1 game at home," Denton 
said. "Unfortunately, it had to be on sen- 
ior night," 

Denton gave the Lady Buffs 7 kill:. 
in her final home match, as Molly stacks 
posted 23 assists in the loss. 

Stacks mimicked Denton's response, 
"We've had a great year, I have really 
enjoyed playing with these girls, and I 
think they will do well next year." Both 
Denton and Stacks played for Milligan 
for all four years that they have attended. 

Denton (8) spikes 

the ball over to the 

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Above- Pat Magness. professor of humanities and english. takes a ride down the slide 
set up for alumni weekend festivities. 

Right below- A group of alumni and students playing football Saturday morning. 

Right above- Alumni Tim Woods and Pedro Figueira hustle for the ball during the alum- 
ni/ JV men's soccer game Saturday. 

Photot by Jas=n Ks-viSe 

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Thursday, November 2, 2000 


Page 4 

Why I voted 
for Bush . . . 

Bush and Gore both want to 
strengthen the education system, cut 
taxes and reform Social Security, 
Medicare and healthcare. No one dis- 
putes that changes need to be made. 
Therefore, I hear many people conclude 
that there is no fundamental difference in 
the candidates. But there is a difference. 
Bush wants small government, Gore 
wants big government. Bush trusts peo- 
ple. Gore wants to control our lives. My 
vote lies with a small-government 

Take for example. Bush's plan for 
Social Security. He wants to allow peo- 
ple to handle their own money, as they 
would have the option of investing a por- 
tion of their Social Security money wise- 
ly. It makes more economic sense, 
because people can get a higher rate of 
return with private investments. 

I feel confident in voting for Bush 
because of his record in Texas. Under his 
administration, the two largest tax cuts in 
Texas history were passed, and at the 
same time Texas became known for its 
strong public education system. Under 
the Clinton/Gore administration, more 
money has been spent per pupil in the 
education system, but reading perform- 
ance levels are on the decline. Bush 
wants to stop throwing money at the edu- 
cation system, and start making educa- 
tors accountable through mandatory 
annual testing. 

I could write on about nearly every 
issue that Bush and Gore have an opinion 
about, and with almost every issue, I 
could tell you why 1 agree with Bush. 
However, I am voting for Bush in spite of 
his opinion on capitol punishment. But I 
would rather vote for Bush, who is going 
to support legislation to end the lives of a 

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supports ending the lives of thousands of 
innocent babies. I see capitol punishment 
as the lesser of two evils. And I can't 
think of any reason why I, as a Christian 
and a human being, could support a can- 
didate who thinks that sticking scissors 
into the neck of a partially born-baby is 
the right of women. 

In light of the last eight years of lies 
and scandal in the White House, I think 
we need a president who is not an embar- 
rassment and who shows character. From 
his lies about Buddhist fund raising to his 
exaggerations about his role in the 
Vietnam War, Gore has proved to mc that 
he cannot be trusted. Some call these 
technicalities. But it's the little things 
that make up character, and it's the little 
things that I like about Bush. I like how 
he followed the guidelines of the debates, 
deciding that he was not above the rules. 
I like how Bush handled himself under 
pressure, not acting arrogant but taking a 
humble approach. I think the debates 
showed us how our potential presidents 
deal with people of different opinions. 
These little things are significant, 
because when it comes down to the day- 
to-day decisions of the presidency, char- 
acter matters. 

When Tuesday night comes, I'm 
going to be watching CNN as results are 
announced state-by-state, hoping and 
praying that my fellow Americans have 
chosen George W. Bush to be the next 
president. He has the leadership skills 
and character to make the next four years 
better than the last eight. t 

Why I voted 
for Gore . . . 

I am a Democrat and I voted for Al 

Do not misjudge me. When I cast 
my vote via absentee ballot, I did not cast 
it simply for the candidate of my political 
party. I cast my vote for the candidalc 
who 1 believe is best suited to lead this 
nation. I east my vote for Vice President 
Albert Gore, Jr. 

I am sure that most people on this 
campus are just dying to know how one 
can consider oneself a Christian and vote 
for a Democrat. 'I"hc answer is simple. 

I agree with many of the ideas of the 
party platform, and I believe that Al Gore 
shares these ideas. I support allotting 
more money for education. I think we 
owe children a descent education. I am 
deeply concerned about Social Security. I 
think that we have a duty to care for the 
elderly in our society. They deserve some 
security of mind. They should not have to 
worry about paying for their next meal or 
prescription. I strongly support stricter 
gun control laws. We have no need to 
carry any kind of semi-automatic or auto- 
matic weapon. I do not see any reason for 
an individual to own a gun (unless, per- 
haps, for hunting). 

One of my major reasons for sup- 
porting the Democratic Party, and in par- 
ticular, Al Gore, is based upon a concern 
to see every American citizen provided 
with health insurance. It is deplorable 
that we live in such a wealthy nation 
while many go without health care sim- 
ply because they cannot afford to pay for 

it. If we can afford to spend billions of 
dollars each year on weapons, then cer- 
tainly we could spend a few billion on 
health care for our own citizens. 

What about abortion? Many mem- 
bers of the Milligan community simply 
cannot understand why a person 
support a political party that would take a 
pro-choice stance. (NOTE: I did not say 
pro-abortion.) I support the Democratic 
Party because I am about more than abor- 
tion. As a person of faith, I do care about 
this issue. There are many alternatives to 
abortion, and I strongly support them. I 
do not however, feel that I can vote to 
take away the right of a woman to protect 
her life. I think a decision concerning 
abortion has to be a personal decision for 
the woman in consultation with her hus- 
band and her religious leaders. I am a 
man. I do not, and cannot understand the 
pain of such a decision, but I can support 
candidates who will ensure that it 
remains a decision in cases of rape, 
incest and when the life of the mother is 
in danger. 

Yes, I am a Democrat and yes, I 
voted for Al Gore. I do not agree with 
the party or the candidate on every issue. 
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Volume 65 Number V 

Bush wins at Milligan in mock election 

By Melanie Lorenz 


Despite the common com- 
plaint of being "cut off from the 
rest of the world," the 2000 
Presidential election affects the 
entire Milligan community and 
last Thursday staff and students 
had an opportunity to express 
their views in Milligan's first ever 
mock election. 

More than 200 students and 
faculty participated in the voting, 
which took in Sutton Lobby and 
was sponsored by the SGA and 
the Stampede. George W. Bush 
led by a huge 80 points against Al 
Gore in the student portion of the 
election. Out of 200 students 
polled, 88 percent voted for Bush, 
8 percent voted for Gore, and 4 
percent voted for Green Party 
Candidate Ralph Nader, according 
to results released by SGA presi- 
dent Nevan Hooker. 

A separate faculty ballot 
revealed that faculty support was 
more varied. Fifty-five percent of 
the faculty voted for Bush, 36 per- 

cent voted for Gore, and 9 percent 
voted for Nader, among the 50 
ballots handed in. 

Milligan's results sharply con- 
trast national polls. Nationwide, 
Bush is leading the polls at 48 
percent, Gore is ranked with 41 
percent and Nader has carved out 
a 4 percent nitch, according to a 
poll Rasmussen Research's web 
page, Portrait of America. 

Hooker and Marc Marshall 
handed out all 250 ballots at lunch 
and received a visit from Channel 
1 1 News. 

"It's exciting to see student get 
involved in voting. I'm interested 
in seeing how we match up to the 
national results, " Nevan Hooker 


Although the mock election 
was well attended, 26 percent of 
the students said they will not be 
voting in the real election. Forty- 
seven percent of students said 
they would vote absentee, and the 
remaining 27 percent said they 
will be at the polls on election day. 

"We are blessed to live in a 
land where we have the freedom 
to choose our leaders, junior 
Monica Poparad said. "So many 
people think that their /one vote 
doesn't count, but if all those peo- 
ple actually voted it could make a 
huge difference." 

Some students are not voting 
because they are not registered or 

Students' vote tor president Faculty/Staffs vote for president 

See page 2 tor a breakdown of the votes. 

they forgot to go through the 
paperwork to vote absentee. 

"I want to vote, but I'm not 
registered yet, " freshman Isaac 
Jensen said. 

The faculty-voting rate was 
higher. Only 10 percent will vote 
absentee, 85 percent will vote on 
election day, and 5 percent will 
not vote at all. 

Recycling on campus was 
another issue covered on the bal- 
lot. Most students and faculty sup- 
ported a recycling program. 
Seventy-seven percent of students 
said they would opt to recycle in 
their rooms, 1 5 percent would vol- 
unteer time to recycle, and 8 per- 
cent were not interested. Among 
faculty, 75 percent opted for per- 
sonal recycling in rooms, 10 per- 
cent agreed to volunteer time on 
campus for recycling and 5 per- 
cent said they were not interested. 

"Recycling is awesome," sen- 
ior Tara Downey said. "I would 
recycle in my room and even vol- 
unteer my time." 

Buffs defeat Brevard, advance to regionals 

By Nathan Moulder 


With the game knotted at two the 
Lady Buffs lost to Brevard College in 
their match with die referees. The refer- 
ees missed some crucial calls for the 
women and made an important call 
against them; a call that would cost them 
the game on a penalty kick. This was the 
way the women's varsity lost their regu- 
lar season game to Brevard, so 
vengeance was the motivator in the con- 
ference semi-final. 

"We won this game because we were 
the better team on that day," said defen- 
sive player Casey Lawhon. "The regular 
season loss against Brevard should not 
have happened." 

The Lady Buffs earned a spot in the 
regional tournament Friday night, by- 
defeating Brevard College 3-2 avenging 
a regular season loss to the Lady 


Sarah Guetzloe struck first for the 
Lady Buffs midway through the first half 
of the game. Brevard almost answered 
back when goalkeeper Abby Armstrong 
was unable to grab a loose ball. 
However, Salem Woody was able to out 
run the Brevard forwards and come 
between them and an open net, saving a 
potentially unearned goal. 

Senior striker Jillian Schweizer 
scored Milligan's second goal only seven 
minutes into the second half of the game, 
to give them a 2-0 lead. 

In the middle of the second half, a 
well-placed throw-in was crossed into 
the Milligan box and knocked in by 
Jamie Welch of Brevard, which cut the 
deficit to 2- 1 . 

Heather Eckman placed an indirect 
free kick into the box, allowing striker 
Jessica Griffith to score the eventual 
game-winning goal. 

Brevard flicked the last goal of the 
game in off of a corner kick to make the 
final score 3-2 in favor of the Lady Buffs. 

The win against Brevard earned 
them the right to play for the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference cham- 
pionship against Virginia Intermont. The 
first-year Lady Cobras came out on top 
by a 4-3 score. The Lady Buffs received 
goals from Jackie Goncalves, Ericka 
dePaula and Bianca Spoto in the loss, but 
proved they are more than able to play 
with Virginia Intermont. 

"We will have another chance 
against VI in the regional tournament 
semifinals to make up for this loss,V said 
junior defender Elizabeth Cirillo. \ 

The Lady Buffs are now 0-2 against 
the Virginia Intermont squad and deter- 
mined not to let it be 0-3. 

Senior co-captain Nicole Jamison, 
stated sharply, "No team loses to the 
same team three times in a season." 

Jillian Schwerzer makes a run for the ball 
in the game against Brevard- 

Photo by Jason Hari-ilie 

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Thursday, November 9, 2000 


Page 2 

Anthony and Blosser display their art 

By Christan McKay 


Alice Anthony, assistant professor of 
(he practice of art, and Nick Blosser, 
assistant professor of art at Milligan, 
opened their joint show, Recent Works: 
Painting and Photography, at the Johnson 
City Arts Council Friday, Nov. 3. 

The show opened with a reception 
on Friday night and will run until Dec. I . 
It features works from Anthony's five- 
year study of Graceland and Elvis fans as 
well as Blosser's nature pieces of egg 
tempera on wood. Local artist, Andrew 
Moore, has also added some abstract 
work to the show. 

Blosser, whose art exhibits through- 
out the country, chose to include in this 
show scenes from his home as well as 
local spots of interest such as the 
Appalachian Trail. The paintings sell 
from $2500 to $4000. 

"Rather than gathering scenes from 
picturesque places, I tend to be drawn to 
unassuming or often ignored places on 
the roadside or in and around my yard," 
Blosser said. "In my studio I work to try 
to transform my sketches into something 
that is as much about emotion, state of 
mind or memory as it is about a particu- 
lar place." 

Blosser said he tends to think of his 
paintings not in the traditional sense of 
landscapes, but as a way of opening up a 
more spiritual side of life. 

"I think my work does not fit com- 
fortably in the standard landscape-paint- 
ing genre. I tend to think of nature paint- 

Anthony (left) and Blosser (right) have both been teaching at Milligian for 10 years. 

ings as a way of uncovering something 
that might link the everyday with the 
timeless or spiritual side of life," Blosser 

Anthony, a graduate of East 
Tennessee State University and former 
Memphis resident, uses the show to 
showcase color photography of Elvis 
fans at the Graceland estate. Anthony 
said that she has spent the past five years 
getting to know and photographing the 
people who come to pay their respects to 
Elvis every year. 

"I have never really understood why 
so many people of all ages keep coming 
to Graceland every year," Anthony said. 
"The crowds keep growing even though 
Elvis has been gone for over 20 years. 
They're really serious." 

Her photos featured every type of 
fan, from the female Elvis impersonators 

from Canada, to young people, to a 
woman who returns each year with a new 

Anthony's Elvis photographs also 
graced the walls of the Barter Theater, in 
Abington, Virginia this fall during their 
theatrical tribute to Elvis, Idols of the 

"I really liked the calm and reflec- 
tive mood of the paintings contrasted 
with the really high energy, colorful 
Elvis-fan photos," said sophomore fine 
arts major Kari Kjtts who attended the 

The exhibit can be viewed at the 
Johnson City Arts Council Monday 
through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. 
Additional information is available by 
calling Johnson City Area Arts Council at 
(423) 928-8229 or on the Internet at 

Work study department undergoes changes 

By Travis Mitchum 


The work-study budget at Milligan 
College was decreased by $15,000 this 

"We have 322 students on the pay- 
roll," said Linda Lawson, head of payroll 
in the work-study program. "The federal 
government pays for one-third of the stu- 
dents and Milligan does the rest." 

Lawson said the payroll department 
estimates, how many students will be 
working and then establish a work-study 
budget. Due to last year's over budget- 
ing, Milligan budgeted less for work- 
study this term. 

Several reasons contribute to a lower 
budget. Some students do not work all of 
the hours awarded to them and some 
supervisors do not have enough work to 
give the students. X third reason for 
lower budgeting is the fact that the aca- 
demic schedule is tough on the students. 
Many students are in class for most of the 
day and cannot get to the jobs on time. 

Kristin Kerkvliet who has work- 
study with Julie Ray, director of campus 
life, said,' "My schedule is just so busy. J 
just don't have time to work all of the 


Another factor that may cause lower 
budgeting is the future of minimum 
wage. Lawson said that if the minimum 
wage increases then we would have to 
reduce the amount of work-study stu- 
dents. The upcoming election is a-key to 
what happens next year. - 

The work-study department has also 
installed new time clocks for this year. 
Lawson said, "We began to install the 
clocks last year but we are just now start- 
ing to reap the benefits." Lawson who is 
solely in charge of payroll said that the 
clocks make writing the checks more 

"I like the clock because you can 

just punch in the number," Kerkvliet 
said. "It saves me time because I do not 
have to write down how many hours I 
have to work." 

The time clocks were installed to 
eventually replace the time sheets, which 
are handwritten. The timesheets have to 

• be looked over and it is time consuming 
when a person has to look over some 300 
of them in order to pay everyone. 

"We have about two-thirds of the 
work study students on the clock and 
about 100 students on the time sheet." 

: Lawson said. "The timesheets have gone 
down from 300 last year to 100 this year, 

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President of the United States 

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Nader I 


Absentee 47 % 

On l.lectionDay27% 

Not voting 26 % 


Yes in room 77 % 

Yes on campus 1 5 % 

Not interested 8 % 

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President of the United States 

Bush 55 % 
Gore 36 % 
Nader 9 % 


Absentee 10% 

Election Day 85 % 

Not voting 5 % 


Yes in Room 75 % 
Yes on campus 10 % 
Not interested 1 5 % 

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Lorenz and Starr will run at AAC nationals 

By David Nydegger 


Sophomore Ryan Starr and sopho- 
more Melanie Lorenz advanced to 
nationals this weekend at the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference Cross 
Country Championship at the National 
Guard Armory in dray on Saturday. The 
two ranked the highest among the Buffs, 
who finished third in both the women 
and men's competitions. 

Starr finished fifth overall in the 
men's race with a time of 28:38 for the 
8,000-meter course. lie was the first fin- 
isher not from the Brevard team, who 
won the race. The winning team and the 
top two finalists not from the winning 
team move on to nationals. 

Lorenz finished fifth overall in the 
women's race with a time of 20:59 for 
the 5,000-meter course. She finished 
behind tfirce runners from Brevard and 
one from Covenant to grab the last spot 
for nationals. 

Shane Oaklcaf, a freshman, was beat 
by a runner from Covenant missing a trip 
to nationals by only 15 seconds and fin- 
ishing seventh-overall. 

The NAIA Championships will- be 
November 18 in Kenosha, Wl. 

"I am excited to see what I can do on 
the national course this year," Starr said. 

The Milligan teams needed to finish 
first in order to advance, but Brevard 
College and Covenant College placed 
first and second, respectively, in both the 
women and men's races. 

The course that the teams ran 
Saturday had never been run before, and 
the course catered to the fans. People 
standing near the start and finish lines 
could see much of the race with little 
moving. Some cross-country courses 
follow trails into the woods and fans 
have a hard time finding a good place to 
cheer on their team. 

Bethany Hayncs, a junior who has 
been on the cross-country team since it 
was created two years ago, said that hav- 

Melanie Lorenz (left) stays ahead of one of her opponents in the race on Saturday, 

Melanie Lorenz. 

Ryan Starr. 

ing people there definitely made running 
the 3.1 -mile women's course a lot easier. 

"It's a good spectator course, one of 
the best around, and we had good fan 
support. Next year, we plan to have an 
invitational so our fans can come out and 
see us," Layne said. 

While the course is good for fans, it 
is very difficult for runners. After start- 
ing off on a slight downhill, the course 
winds up, down and around some small 
hills. The home stretch is an uphill 

"The course is very challenging, and 
the times reflected it," Layne said. 

Haynes said he was glad that the 
team was able to practice some on the 
course before the conference champi- 

onship Saturday. They practiced the 
course about four times prior to the meet. 
They ran it as if in a race and did time 
drills on it, which made the course seem 
easier, according to Layne. 

"We had the home field advantage, 
and it made as more comfortable," said 
Coach Chris Layne. 

While Starr and Lorenz move on to 
nationals in two weeks, the meet was the 
last of the year for the rest of the team, 
and the coaches are already looking 
ahead to next season. 

Layne said, "We're really excited for 
next year. We're losing only one guy off 
our team, and we've just begun recruit- 
ing throughout the entire country." 

Class on worship offered for Spring session 

By Melanie Lorenz 


Dr. Chris Heard is offering a new 
class next semester about "Planning and 
Leading Worship," which he said is 
designed to give students the tools to lead 
or plan any worship style. 

"I'm going to let students experience 
a variety of styles [of worship]" Heard, 
an assistant professor of Bible said. 

Academic Dean Mark Matson said 
that the class was needed. 

"If we are going to take the whole 
issue of worship seriously, we have to 
give them [students] the opportunity to 
really research it and think about the dif- 
ferent styles, the scriptural base, and 
what different faith communities have 
done [with worship]. Especially if we 
are going to send worship leaders out to 
minister.'They will also be exposed to a 
variety of worship styles through field 
trips and guest speakers. Half of the class 
will be conducted by guest speakers to 

keep the class from being just one per- 
son's definition of worship. 

Heard explained that the class will 
be made up of two parts. The class will 
discuss theological issues and the Bible 
pertaining to worship before moving 
onto practical steps in leading a variety 
of worship services. Students will then 
learn practical skills like selecting music 
and scripture, ordering the service and 
publicly praying and reading scripture. 
Students will also learn how to put all the 
elements of worship together, including 
the offering, baptism and the welcoming 
of visitors, according to Heard. 

"Students won't be pushed toward 
any one style," Heard said. He also sug- 
gested inviting an Episcopal rector in or 
conducting a Catholic Mass to class as 
well as other ideas, but emphasized that 
the schedule is not yet made for the entire 

Sophomore youth-ministry major 
Terence Gadsden said he would like the 
take the class. 

"It sounds interesting. I would take 
the class in a heartbeat," he said. 

Studying what worship is could give 
students a deeper understanding, and a 
deeper passion to worship God, accord- 
ing to Gadsden. 

Sophomore Brad Parker questioned 
the concept of a worship class unless it 
covered the history of worship or the dif- 
ferences in the worship of church denom- 

"Worship is a position of the heart," 
he said. "You can't teach how to worship. 
It's a natural response to an encounter 
with God . How can you teach people to 
encounter God?" 

A class on worship has been in 
talked about for some time, and Heard 
said that the idea for the class was 
renewed in this year's chapel planning 
committee and also by student interest 

The class is being offered on 
Mondays and Fridays from 3:35 to 4:30. 

Men's soccer team 
loses to King 

The men's varsity lost a heart- 
breaking match against rival King 
College last Tuesday. The loss elim- 
inated the Buffs from the 
Appalachian Athletic Conference 
tournament and ended their season. 

Daniel Gacheru scored the lone 
goal as they fell 2-1 in the playoff 

The Buffs will lose 7 seniors: 
Roger Kennedy, Matt Thomas, 
Stephen Sharpe, Bill Hauck, Bryan 
Dewhurst, Tom Reynolds, and Derek 

Derek Sharpe was honored at the 
Buffs last home game by the retiring 



Derek Sharpe. 

- I 

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Thursday, November 9, 2000 


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Been there,. .done that. 

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1 '■', ,; Natalie 
■i Neysa Alund 






For many college students, deciding 
on a career interest and declaring a major 
are some of the most difficult decisions 
they will make in their lifetime. For some 
it requires time and thought. For me, my 
decision ended up costing me $16,500 
extra dollars. 

What are you majoring in? You've 
probably been asked this question more 
than you care to remember. Some stu- 
dents come to school with their major in 
mind and stick with it for the full four 
years. Others aren't so lucky. 
Fortunately, as incoming freshman those 
students were not expected to choose a 
major right away. According a study 
done by advisors at Avila College in 
Kansas City, research shows that many 
students who declare a major as they 
enter college change their mind two or 
three times before graduation. 

I came to Milligan four and a half 
years ago, thinking I was veterinary 
school bound. Throughout high school, I 
spent my weekends working at a local 
clinic in Pittsburgh, and I had my heart 
set on becoming a veterinarian when I 
came to college. When I arrived at 
Milligan, I set up an appointment with 
my advisor to schedule classes that were 
required for a major in biology. Along 
with the requirements for my major, I 
also signed up for the core classes need- 
ed to graduate. 

Midway through my junior year, I 
met with my advisor to register for the 
spring semester, lie informed me that my 
grades thus far, were not adequate to 
apply for veterinary school. I was 
crushed. 1 had slacked off during the last 
three years and I was barely holding a 3.0 
grade point average. It was then I real- 
ized I had to change my major. I decided 
to take my advisor's advice and changed 
my emphasis to public relations. After 
two semesters, 1 realized that public rela- 
tions wasn't for me either. It wasn't until 
my fourth and final year at Milligan thai 
I found my true calling, journalism. Even 
though it cost me a full extra year here, it 
will be worth it in the long run. 

Dr. Larry Long, advisor at Tarleton 
State University, recommends those with 
undeclared majors to follow these five 

First and foremost, read course cata- 
logs, review degree plans and look at 
course requirements of the majors that 
interest you. He also advises to visit your 
school's career center to ask one of the 
professional staff members for help find- 
ing resources. 

Second, observe classes. Audit a 
course (enrolling without taking the class 
for credit or completing assignments; 
requires the instructors permission). Or 
even ask a professor if you can observe a 
class on a one-time basis. 

Third, talk to students, faculty, and 
advisors. Ask friends or acquaintances 
what they like about a particular major, 
what doa't they like and what they are 
learning that is especially challenging. 
Ask a faculty member or advisor what 
kind of abilities you will develop in the 
major, what kinds of careers graduates of 
this department typically pursue and 

what they particularly like about the 
field. Talk with a person who has a job 
you think you might like. Learn how they 
prepared themselves during college to 
get that job. ; 

Fourth, take a course. Enrolling in a 
course is a good way to get a sense of the 
subject matter, what will be required aca- 
demically and what people who practice 
in the field do in their careers. If you arc 
considering more than one major, it is a 
good idea to take at least one course in 
each field before you make your choice. 
It's good to take courses in different 
fields at the same time; it helps to broad- 
en your knowledge base. 

And lastly, work during college. 
Securing a part-time or summer job or 
volunteering in a career field that inter- 
ests you is an excellent way to learn if 
you would like that type of occupation. It 
also provides an opportunity for you to 
gain career-related experience. 

I think you will find that careful 
investigation of your personal goals, 
interests, abilities, and careful considera- 
tion of alternative fields and employment 
opportunities will lead to a good choice 
for you. The sky's the limit. Oh, and for 
the record, another key factor in your 
decision-making can be prayer. 

A year or so ago, a 53-year-old advi- 
sor, who thus far has been a senior min- 
ister, youth minister, professor, campus 
director and state director for the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, told me 
that he still doesn't know what he wants 
to be when he grows up! So to all those 
undecided kids who have no clue where 
life is taking them, don't fret! Just keep 
giving it some thought; and most of all, 
give it some time. 


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Left - Students enjoy the Fall 
Ball on Saturday at the 
Carnegie Hotel by ETSU. 

Right - Juniors Portia 
Morrison and Nathaniel 
Pelton dance the night away. 

Photos by Andrew Hopper 


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Esther's Request heads to music city 

By Brian Davis 


In the last three years, Esther's 
Request has played for more than 100 
audiences including SUB 7 and various 
youth gatherings throughout the mid- 
west. This Saturday, this acoustic-pop 
band will perform at the Gibson Theater 
in Nashville before several Christian 
record labels, producers and other indus- 
try professionals at the Gospel Music 
Association's Spotlight 2001 

Competition, a highly-selective talent 
search for rising Christian artists. 

"Making it this far almost assures a 
signing," said Adam West, industry rela- 
tions coordinator for GMA. 

According to West, over 100 bands 
or artists applied for the competition 

Esther's Request consists of junior 
Daniel Dabney, junior Dave Weir, junior 
Brad McMahan, alumnus Steve 
Kolhman and freshman Jenny Dietrich. 

In order to be considered for a spot 
in the event, every artist or band must 
send GMA a promotional pack (consist- 
ing of band photographs and a recording 
of three original tracks) to GMA head- 
quarters in his or her respective region 
and wait to see if they are chosen as one 
of four regional finalists. The winners in 
each region then compete at the national 
level. The national winner receives a 
prize package including studio recording 
time, product distribution and coaching 

by some of the industries most distin- 
guished veterans. 

Dabney, lead vocals, said that this is 
a real opportunity for Esther's Request. 
Dove Award winners Jars of Clay began 
their careers by winning the GMA 
Spotlight Competition. 

Though the idea of potentially 
becoming the next Jars of Clay has never 
been more possible than now, Esther's 
Request prepares for Nashville with a 
spirit of humility recognizing God's lead- 
ership in their ministry. 

"Obviously it's not us that got us 
there ... it's a blessing from God." 
Dabney said. 

As a regional finalist, the band may 
choose any one song to perform at the 
competition this weekend. Thus, after 
much discussion and prayer, they have 
selected "Wonder," one of the band's 
favorite songs. 

"We don't have anything to lose," 
said lead guitarist Dave Weir. "We are 
focused on nothing except prayer right 
now. If God wants to do something with 
this He will. If not, this is still a great 

More than a dozen Milligan stu- 
dents, including Sophomore Carrie 
Smith, will be in attendance this week- 
end for the bands support. 

"They are so talented and it doesn't 
really surprise me that they were chosen 
to go to Nashville," Smith said. "I have 
listened to them ever since I came to 

Esther's Request from left to right: Brad McMahan, Steve Kohlman, Jenny Dedrick, 
Daniel Dabney and David Weir. 

Milligan, and I am really impressed." 

Throughout this semester, the band 
has performed in various coffee shops, 
colleges and churches. During their per- 
formance at Bellarmine College in 
Kentucky last weekend, Milligan alum- 
nus Tim Dabney joined the band on 
stage to inform the band and the crowd 
that Esther's Request had been selected 

as a semifmalist to the GMA Spotlight 
2001 Competition. 

Therefore, Esther's Request encour- 
ages all who can to journey with them to 
Nashville this Saturday. Ticket cost is 55 
at the door. Those interested in joining 
the band for this milestone accomplish- 
ment can email them at the address 

Volleyball team advances to regional tournament 

By Lauren Keister 


The Appalachian Athletic 

Conference volleyball tournament took 
place this weekend at King College in 
Bristol, Tennessee. The Lady Buffaloes 
placed second in the tournament, auto- 
matically sending them and first place 
King College to the region tournament 
next weekend in Louisville, Ky. 

Milligan College, second during the 
regular season, began action Friday after- 
noon against the Lady Cavaliers of 
Montreat College. The Lady Buffaloes 
beat Montreat quickly in three matches, 
putting them into the winner's bracket. 

Regular season champions King 
College were their first opponents of the 
day on Saturday. The Buffs managed to 

We played really well against King. . . they are just a lot stronger and 
have some really good hitters. 

-Christina Medlin 

win the first match 1 5- 1 3, but King over- 
powered Milligan and won the next three 
matches to take the win. 

"We played really well against 
King," said sophomore Christina Medlin. 
"They are just a lot stronger and have 
some really good hitters." 

Though forced to drop down into the 
loser's bracket, the Lady Buffs rebound- 
ed after the loss and once again beat 
Montreat in three matches. 

The Lady Buffaloes then found 
themselves in a rematch against King for 
the conference championship game. The 
Lady Tornadoes dominated the game 

winning 15-1. 15-2 and 15-9. 

"We just seem to have a mental 
block when we play King," said sopho- 
more Heather Lanning. "We'll be OK if 
we play at the top of the game." 

Sophomore Wendy Weaver added, 
"We need to play at the top throughout 
the entire game and we can't afford to 
break down." 

Montreat College will also be com- 
peting in the tournament. Montreat was 
ranked for the majority of the season, 
allowing their invitation to the region 

"It is going to be really tough but if 

we play together as a team we have a 
great chance of advancing," said Medlin. 

Senior Molly Stacks, along with 
Weaver and Medlin, were named to the 
All Appalachian Athletic Conference 
team. Weaver and Medlin were also 
named to the All Tournament team. 

Junior Megan Hackler received the 
Student-Athlete Scholar Award. The all- 
academic award is given to students who 
play in 50 percent or more of the games 
and have at least a 3.25 GPA. 

The Lady Buffs play both Friday and 
Saturday this weekend at the Southeast 
Region XII Tournament at Indiana 
University . Pairings and times are listed 
in a mass e-mail that w r as sent to all 
Milligan students. 

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Students worship at midnight 

By Phillip Greene 


Around midnight many students are 
heading to bed al Milligan, bul lor some 
students midnight is a time to start wor- 

"It's kind of like we are forming a 
spiritual community," said freshman 
Tyler Dodd, one of the founders of the 
group. "We just want to help students get 
a good base and hold each other togeth- 

Each night this group meets at the 
gazebo near Buffalo Creek to worship. 
If, however, the weather is bad the group 
travels to the East Johnson City Church 
of God, which was opened up for the stu- 
dents by Dr. Patrick Kariuki. 

The grovip started last Thursday 
night and has met every night since. The 
service itself is not an organized service. 
According to Dodd, the service is a come 
and go as you please type service. 

The purpose of this group, according 
to its founders Dodd, junior Phillip 
Brown and freshman Mike Erler, is to 
build a tighter community among the stu- 
dents at Milligan. 

"We all three had similar ideas, and 
we just put them together," Dodd said. 

Dodd added that one person does not 
lead it, but it is a team effort. 

"It isn't exactly an organized meet- 
ing," Dodd said. "Not that it isn't organ- 
ized, but it is organized by the spirit. It is 
completely spirit led." 

This atmosphere is what the students 
who have gone like. 

"It is awesome because of the infor- 
mal, relaxed atmosphere," says Isaac 
Jensen. "It brings the students together 

Students worshipping at the gazebo on Monday night, despite the cold weather. 

as a body, it is really just indescribable." 

Elijah Kariuki added that it was a 
"breakdrrough for the spiritually hun- 

The goals of this group are simple: 
to worship God and form a great com- 

"We just want to serve God," Dodd 
said. "We hope that it will break out like 
a wild-fire. We just want to follow God's 

Brown shares Dodd's vision for the 
nightly prayer meeting. 

"We just want to try and give people 
the opportunity to come and worship," 
says Phil Brown. "We know that every- 
one can't always go to Vesper's or the 
well, but this gives the opportunity to 

Pholo by Robin Hamilton 

worship to students." 

They plan on meeting every night at 
midnight at the Gazebo and going from 
there wherever they feel necessary. 

The services last around two hours, 
but students come and go as they please. 

"We are going to continue this as 
long as God will allow," says Dodd. 
"God is working through us; we can't 
take the credit." 

Plans for the group are to continue 
into the spring, and they say that as the 
weather warms up they will stay out- 
doors and worship. 

"We hope that students will feel 
closer to each other," says Dodd. "But 
our main goal is to serve God and hold 
each other together." 

Town meetings planned for students to share 

By Nevan Hooker 


In an effort to hear student's opin- 
ions on a variety of issues at Milligan, a 
"town meeting" for the students will be 
held scheduled for Tuesday, November 
21 st in convocation. 

During convocation, from 11:00 
until 1 1 :50, the Milligan community will 
divide into their respective classes, fresh- 
men, sophomore, junior and senior, each 
meeting in a different location. Students 
will receive a convocation punch for 
attending the meeting. 

"The purpose of the meeting is 
essentially to provide an opportunity for 
the students to be heard on a variety of 
issues and to provide faculty and staff an 
opportunity to listen," said Julie Ray, 
director of student life. 

Students will be given an opportuni- 
ty to express their concerns and ideas 
they have about how to make Milligan a 
better place, according to the Milligan 
College mission. Members of SG A. fac- 

ulty and at least one administrator will 
serve as the primary moderators for the 
discussion. Results from the town meet- 
ing will be addressed during convocation 
next semester. 

"As a new member of the staff who 
is supposed to be working closely with 
students in all areas of student life, [the 
town meeting] will help me to get a more 
immediate picture of where the students 
are in their thinking regarding life at 
Milligan College," said Ray. 

Ray started the job at Milligan on 
October 1 st . She said the town meeting 
will provide much needed input from the 
students to enable her to plan effectively 
for student development in activities, 
services and residence life. 

"I think the town meeting is a good 
idea," said freshman Michelle Moore. 
"We are creating a democracy where 
everyone can express their feelings. We 
pay money to go to school here, so we 
should have the opportunity to say what 
we feel." 

Rav also said a consultant from 

Wheaton College will be visiting the 
campus during the spring semester to 
work with the student development 
office in implementing different ideas 
and new programs on campus. 

"I think it is a good idea to get ideas 
from other colleges and schools to help 
make our school a better place," said 
Emily Homrich, parliamentarian of 
SGA. "We should learn from the mis- 
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Jennifer Knapp 
concert canceled 

The Jennifer Knapp and Bcbo 
Norman concert scheduled for this 
pail Saturday evening was po 
and has been rescheduled to an unde- 
termined date in lebruary 200 1. Hie 
new concert date will be announced 
within a week. 

"Jennifer Knapp inspires me 
because her words express what I 
sometimes can't find the words to say, 
and now I have to wail until I 
to hear her sing them!" freshman 
Grete RiggJ laid, 

Knapp and Norman were origi- 
nally scheduled to perform in 
Milligan College's Scegcr Chapel. An 
announcement released by New 
Covenant Production', -.aid that the 
postponement was due to tour exhaus- 
tion. New Covenant Productions was 
unavailable to issue a statement or 
provide further details regarding the 

According to the New Covenant 
Productions website, tickets pur- 
chased for the Nov. 1 1 concert "will 
be honored and prices will stay the 

Jonathan Robinson, manager of 
the bookstore said that approximately 
46 tickets had been sold to students 
and members of the public. While it 
seems like a small number, Robinson 
also said that the tendency is for peo- 
ple to wait until the last minute to pur- 
chase tickets at the door even though 
they are slightly more expensive. 

Reporting by Nathaniel Poang 

Hezekiah Bames 

7 PM Friday, 
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Men's basketball wins one, loses one over weekend 

By Bryan Browning 


The Milligan College Buffaloes 
opened their season on Friday evening 
defeating Johnson & Whales University 
and losing to Southern Virginia on 

Lance Ashby (23) pulls up for a jumper 
over the Johnson & Whales defense. 

Photo by JaBon Hatvillo 

"The games were good to get in, 
everyone received a lot of playing lime 
and this will let us see where we need to 
improve," said Coach Tony Wallingford. 

In Friday's game, Milligan defeated 
Johnson & Whales hy almost thirty 
points, Milligan Buffaloes raked the 
points in on Friday ending with 99 
points, with a final score of 99 to 67. 
Saturday was a different story according 
to senior Gabc Goulds. 

"[On Friday] we played well came 
out strong and ready to play," Goulds 
said. "[On Saturday], we came out flat, 
which allowed Southern Virginia to stay 
in the game." 

Lance Ashhy was the leading scorer 
for the Johnson & Whales game with 21 
points. Lance comes back to the 
Buffaloes after taking a season off for 
academics. Caleb Gilmer stepped up 
with a big 26 points scored Saturday 
against Southern Virginia. 

Upperclassmen guards A. J. Halmer 
and Gabe Goulds said they think diat 
Milligan has a young team that needs to 
get used to college basketball and learn 
to play to each other's strengths. 

"Someone is needed to step up and 
take the motivating role that Jeff Long 
and Demand Davis played last year," 
Coach William Ratliff said. 

Gabe Goulds (3) mans up on defense with teammate A. J. Hamler (21) behind him 

(-'-'- -., 

Milligan College is 3-0 thus far in 
their season. 

"Our goal is to improve and to do 
this we need to stay active on offense and 
become more consistent on defense," 

Wallingford said. "The first games were 
to get the kinks out, but now it's getting 
time to play." 

Women's basketball team suffers defeat 

By Mary Beth Ellis 


The Lady Buffs basketball team had 
a disappointing weekend with losses to 
North Georgia on Friday and Brewton- 
Parker on Saturday in the pre-season 

"Everything just fell into sync for 
the other team," said senior Amy Moody. 
"That's why we lost by 30 points, it's not 
that they were better athletes, they just 
clicked." Moody scored nine points in 
the North Georgia game and went ahead 
to score six in the Saturday night match 

The Buffs began Friday night 
against North Georgia College. Each 
play by North Georgia boosted their lead 
enabling them to defeat the Lady Buffs 
by 30 points. 

"I think that we played very well but 
we're young and still focusing on work- 
ing together," Moody said. 

The same theme took over on 
Saturday night as the team lost by 14 
points to Brewton-Parker. 

"We like to play tougher teams out- 
side of the season," said Head Coach 
Rich Aubrey. "That is what makes us 

During the game, Brewton-Parker 

hit a run that could not be stopped and 
though the Lady Buffs played well, they 
were unable to catch Uieir opponents. 

"The game went at such a fast pace. 
It was 61-51 at the half, but we chose to 
keep the pace up," said Aubrey. "We play 
fast and we could slow things down but 
that is not our style and if we lost games 
for that, then so be it." 

Amy Allen made the All Tournament 
as the top scorer for the Lady Buffs with 
22 points in the first game and 14 on 
Saturday night, giving the girls an added 

Aubrey said the ladies played very 
well against a great team and were able 
to force 25 turnovers. 

"Ail in all, I Was very pleased with 
the effort from my team," Aubrey said. 

The Lady Buffs have their first sea- 
son match Tuesday night at home against 
Southern Virginia at 7 pm. This will 
determine the theme for the rest of the 
season and whether or not the losses over 
the past weekend will affect the play this 

Women's soccer finishes season 

By Sarah Small 


The Lady Buffs' season ended 
last Friday night in the regional tour- 
nament semifinals. The loss is their 
third and final this season to region- 
tournament bound Virginia 

"To know you got beaten by a 
team three times is no fun," said jun- 
ior co-captain Heather Eckman. 
"Two out of the three games we were 
ahead for a majority of the game." 

Hopes were high for the Lady 
Buffaloes who scored two goals less 
than 15 minutes into the game. 
Eckman scored the first on a pass 
from junior Jillian Schweizer. An 
own-goal by VI gave them a two- 
goal lead. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Abby 
Armstrong dominated the first half 
despite giving up a goal to VI star 
striker Laura Hislop with two min- 
utes left in the half. The Lady Cobras 
came out of halftime strong as they 
tied the score at 2-2 only six minutes 
into the second half. 

Schweizer added another goal on 

an assist from freshman Bianca Spoto 
with 20 minutes left in the second 

However the VI women would 
not give up as they tied the score yet 
again at 3-3 just before the end of the 

"I thought we dominated the 
whole game until overtime," said 
Schweizer. "When overtime started 
they came out on fire. Their intensity 
was much higher than ours." 

In the second minute of overtime 
Hislop took advantage of Armstrong 
who was caught out of the net finish- 
ing the game and propelling her team 
to the Region XII championship 

"They are a very good team. I 
think we stepped up and played a very 
tight game," added sophomore 
Jessica Griffith. "It shows how skilled 
the two teams were that we tied and 
went into overtime." 

The Lady Buffaloes finish the 
season with a 13-9 record overall and 
anxiously await the return of All- 
Americans and Nigerian National 
players Mercy Akide and Florence 

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Thursday, November 1 6, 2000 


Page 4 

3aseball team wears dresses, makes money 

ly Misty Fry 

'tudenl Life Editor 

It's amazing what people will do for 
oney these days. 

For Milligan's baseball team, they 
e willing lo plop on a wig, strut around 
a tight fitting dress and dance to songs 
<e "Jump On It" in order to get a few 
:tra dollars for uniforms. 

Tuesday night in Seeger Chapel, the 
iscball team hosted its first annual 
;auty Pageant/Talent Show where 
diss Milligan" was crowned queen. 

The festivities started at 7 pm with 
e introduction of the contestants. All of 
e freshman and sophomore players 
essed up and vied for the crown. Scott 
lealy, a sophomore who dressed as 
ally Parton, was crowned Miss 

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Danny Breece. Dustin Barrett and Ben Berry performing a Dixie Chicks song. 

an Patrick and Jonah Price. 

Photo by Regina Hollman 

Miss Milligan and Dolly appreciates it," 
Shcaly said. 

The baseball team put on the show 
in order to pay for extra expenditures and 
travel, also wanting lo upgrade their 
facilities and equipment. The team was 
hoping to make about $1500 from ticket 

The show was complete with a talent 
competition, skits and commercials done 
by the upperclassmen, and a time for the 
"ladies" to awe the audience and judges. 

"Scott [Shealy] was too good," said 
Charlene Kiser, assistant professor of 
humanities. "Some of those guys who are 
so shy, to do what they did... they either 
have to love baseball or something." 

According to coach Danny Clark, 
the night was also an effort to bring the 
team together. 

Photo by Rftoino Hotl/non 

"It is something unusual as far as a 
fund-raiser," said Clark. "We also want 
to build team unity out of it." 

Jennifer Phillips, principal at Valley 
Forge elementary school in Elizabethton, 
Shannon Cruize and Meredith Craig, 
production reporters at the radio station 
WJTIL all served as judges. The master 
of ceremonies was Louie Whittmore, a 
long time friend of Clark. 

It was an entertaining evening, filled 
by a song by the Dixie Chicks, Dolly 
Parton with guest Kenny Rogers, danc- 
ing, turkey calling and skits such as "Mr. 
Peepers," "The Milligan Club," and "Too 

"It was great to see normally macho 
guys get in touch with their softer side," 
said sophomore Hannah Absher. 


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Volume 65 Number 11 

Mike Johnson resigns from Milligan 

By Natalie Neysa Alund 

Managing Editor 

Vice President for Enrollment 
Management Miehacl Johnson's resigna- 
tion will be effective Dec. 3 1 , 2000, as he 
is moving to the University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro's graduate school 
to become the director of recruiting and 
information 'technology. 

"It's a good opportunity and I'm 
excited about it," Johnson said. "I have 
been here for a while, and 1 am ready for 
a new challenge." 

While working in enrollment, 
Johnson's efforts helped Milligan reach 
new levels of academic achievement and 
the highest enrollments in its history. The 
highest enrollment at Milligan is 927 stu- 
dents in 1998. Currently the schools 
enrollment is at 906. 

Johnson graduated from Milligan 
College in May of 1986, and Milligan 
hired him the following June as admis- 
sions counselor. He worked as counselor 
for three years and was promoted to 
director of admissions. In 1997, Johnson 
became vice president for enrollment 

Although Johnson said he is ready 
for a new challenge, he said he will miss 
being involved in the ministry at 

Mike Johnson stands in the admissions office. 

Photo by Natalie Ney&a Alund 

"This place has been very good for 
me spiritually, professionally and person- 
ally, and I am leaving it now with no 

Faculty and students alike have 
expressed their views on Johnson's resig- 

"He (Johnson) has been a tremen- 
dous asset to Milligan College in many 
ways, not the least of which is his leader- 
ship in enrollment management," said 
Todd Norris, vice president for institu- 
tional advancement. "Of course, I would 
rather see Mike stay at Milligan, but he 

has a good opportunity to advance his 
career goals. In that respect, I am happy 
for him." 

Junior Dave Weir, Johnson's only 
advisee, said Johnson always inspires 
him to give his best at everything. 

"He also encouraged me when I did 
well," Weir said. He would send me a 
note saying something like, 'Way to 

A search committee has been formed 
to look for a replacement for Johnson. 

"The group has not met yet, and I 
cannot speak to the qualifications we arc 
seeking in a replacement until those have 
been formalized by the committee," 
Norris said. "What I can say is that we 
take our responsibility very seriously. 

According to Norris, the search 
committee's vision is to make the 
Milligan experience possible for more 

"The enrollment management area 
will be key," Norris said. "We will make 
every effort to ensure that the college can 
continue to move forward with capable 

Johnson's wife Patty, will join him 
in Greensboro in May, after she finishes 
out the spring semester teaching in the 
occupational therapy program at 

Students end semester with 24 hours of prayers 

By Phillip Greene 


As the semester is winding down, 
Milligan students came together to pray. 
A prayer vigil started at 1 1 :00 p.m. on 
Sunday, Dec. 3, and continued until 
11:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in the 
SUB conference room. This was the 
beginning of what the Campus Ministry 
team, Kim Becker and Andrew Parker, 
hopes will be an ongoing event. 

"I think that the goals were pretty 
much reached for the event," Parker said. 
"The students got to pray for fellow stu- 
dents and faculty, and I think that it has 
brought us together closer as a communi- 

Parker went on to say that the goals 
for the vigil were to bring to God specif- 
ic things that need prayer, and also to 
alert students to prayer in their own lives 
and to bring the campus closer together 
as a community. 

The vigil was set up in 15-minute 
time slots, which allowed students to 

reserve the room for that time. Students 
entered the room and prayed as they 
wished, out of the public eye. A bowl of 
prayer requests was set upon the table for 
students who wished to use them, but 
they were not required for the partici- 

With around 1 75 students and facul- 
ty members signed up and nearly 200 
showing up to take part. Parker said that 
the turnout was greater than originally 

"We had every time slot filled," he 
said. "Some we even had double and 
even triple sign-ups on." 

With numbers higher than expected 
and the positive reactions from students 
involved, Parker and Becker say that 
they are hoping to continue this into next 
semester and next year. ■ 

"We're going to try to do possibly 
two each semester from now on," Parker 
said. "We've actually had people say 
that we should do it year-round." 

Parker added that they would have 
signups not only for prayer times but also 

Andrew Parker and Kim Becker oversee the 24-hour prayer vigil. 

for time slots to work the table. 

Senior Tara Marasco prayed at 2:30 
in the morning, and she said it was 
encouraging to see so many people there. 

"I thought it was cool how at the 
busiest time of they year people still 

Photo by Naase Neysa AJynd 

signed up for the times, even at four in 
the morning people were there." 

"Our goals were more than 
reached." Parker said. "We are happy 
with the outcome, and hope it continues 
into the future." 

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Frogs leap to 1st 

place as intramural 


Friday night's football champi- 
onship game was a hard- fought vic- 
tory for the Frogs. The No Limit 
Soldiers were a good match for the 
Frogs, and the game ended with a 
score of 33-31. 

Freshman Leslie Burke scored 
for the Frogs, and sophomore Jen 
Trompower scored for the No Limit 
Soldiers in the first half setting the 
tone for the night. 

"I feel that we were two equal- 
ly matched teams who played really 
hard and tried to have a good time," 
said junior Hannah Abshcr. "It was a 
big accomplishment for us [to win] 
as underdogs." 

The No Limit Soldiers seemed 
like they might take the game when 
freshman Rachel Peterson scored 
during die middle of the second half, 
but junior Jennifer Thomas inter- 
cepted a pass to give the ball back to 
the Frogs. After that chance the 
Frogs' junior Amy Hulcher scored 
again and tied the game. 

The game went into overtime. 
Burke scored first for the Frogs then 
sophomore Carissa Ellis scored for 
the No Limit Soldiers to tie the game 
one more time. Burke dove to catch 
a pass in the end zone to add one 
more touchdown for the Frogs. The 
No Limit Soldiers had one more 
chance to score and tie the game 
again until Burke knocked the pass 
out of bounds. 

"It was a very very good game," 
Tompower said. "It got pretty physi- 
cal, but I think that added to it." 

Reporting by Sarah Small 

Gamecocks are champions 

By Sarah Small 


The Gamecocks beat the Posse 32-6 
last Friday night in an exciting intramu- 
ral football championship game. 

"There were a few temper-flaring 
incidents, but whatever was on the field 
stayed on the field... a lot of guys on both 
teams were friends," said senior Corey 

For the Gamecocks, the champi- 
onship game this year was a culmination 
of four years of intramural football. 
Most of the guys have played on the 
same team all four years. 

The first year the gamecocks played, 
intramural football was not as organized 
as it is this year. 

"Our freshman year we didn't really 

have a name because the teams weren't 
as defined. People just came if Uiey 
could, and it wasn't as big of a deal if 
someone couldn't come," said senior 
Trent Davis. 

According to Webb, the past four 
seasons that the Gamecocks have been a 
team they have gone into the champi- 
onship game with the best record, but the 
championship has eluded them until this, 
their senior year. 

Because this is the last year that they 
will play intramural football together, the 
Gamecocks wanted the championship 
game to be a big event. 

"Kyle [Dinclcr] had been planning 
on having food and snacks, because he 
wanted a lot of people to come. That did- 
n't work out, but we were really happy 
that a lot of people still came," Davis 

Seniors Shane Smith and Jared Gullett prepare to battle juniors Phil Brown. Dru 
Dodd and Doc Ramsey. Photo by jason narviiie 

Men's basketball optimistic about season 

By Phillip Brown 

Sports Editor 

Despite a loss to Southern Virginia 
on Saturday, the Buffs basketball team is 
happy with the progress it is making this 

"I think we'll be real good, but we 
are still finding our rhythm," said junior 
James Howard, a center. 

The Milligan men lost Saturday's 
game against Southern Virginia, 99-90. 
The loss sets their overall record to 6-1 
with a 1 -0 record in the conference. 

The Buffs played Southern Virginia 
on a middle school gym basketball court, 
which is significantly shorter than a typ- 
ical college court. 

"They played a 2-3 zone against us, 
and on that small court thev were able to 

force a lot of turnovers," Lance Ashby 

The Buffs found it even more diffi- 
cult to play when a key offensive player. 
Caleb Gilmer, fouled out within the first 
1 minutes of the game. 

The loss of Gilmer would not have 
had a major effect on their offensive out- 
put if they did not have to leave freshman 
Michael McMeans and junior Scott Hall, 
two of their backup post players, at home 
due to injury. At one point, die Buffs had 
five guards on the floor. 

However, this loss is not expected to 
change their number eight national rank- 
ing. Southern Virginia was a non-confer- 
ence match up and does not usually fig- 
ure in the ranking system. 

"There is a lot expected of us 
because of our ranking," stated junior 

Lance Ashby. "A lot of teams have paint- 
ed a target on our backs because of it 

Coach Tony Wallingford concluded. 
"I think we learned our lesson from last 
year: It is not how you start, it is how you 
finish " 

Last year the Buffs started the sea- 
son with a top 10 national ranking, but 
failed to make it to the NAIA National 

"There was a lot of hype last year, 
and 1 am not going to get in that game 
again," stated Wallingford. 

The Buffs have a busy Christmas 
break ahead of them as they play two 
games in Florida the first week of break. 
They then report back to practice on Dec. 
27 before their Jan. 2 game against 
Indiana University-Southeast 

Cross Country transi- 
tions to track team 

The Milligan College cross 
country team has been transforming 
itself into the brand new Milligan 
I 'jlkj": ir;ir I K-.-im <,'..-[ the pa' i ' .'.-, 
weeks since the NAIA Cross 
Country Championship on 
November 18 as it prepares for its 
inaugural season. 

7hc track team, Milligan's first, 
will have its first meet of the season 
on December 8 at Clcmson, so run- 
ners have been practicing daily to 

"We're supposed to run every 
weekday morning except for 
Wednesday on our own, and prac- 
tices arc a little more individualized 
for particular events than cross coun- 
try was," Shane Oaklcaf said. 

It is also much colder running 
weather at this time of the year. 
Runners often find themselves run- 
ning in below freezing temperatures 
in the early morning, forcing them to 
take more time for stretching and 

Fortunately, all meets will be 
held inside so the team has also been 
practicing in the afternoons at an 
indoor facility at Science Hill High 

While Coach Chris Layne 
strongly encouraged all cross-coun- 
try runners to participate in track, 
some opted out. These runners are 
expected to run three times a week 
on their own. 

Reporting by David Nydegger 

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Lorenz, Starr run at NAIA nationals in Wis 

By Jennifer Vaughn 


Ryan Starr and Melanie Lorenz 
traveled to Kenosha, Wis. where they 
competed in the NAIA Cross Country 
National Championships on Nov. 18. 
The two sophomores were the only two 
runners from Milligan's team who com- 
peted against some of the best runners 
in the nation. 

The weather played a big factor in 
the competition, forcing a lot of the ath- 
letes to accept slower times than they 
had expected. The wind chill on the day 
of the race was minus 2 degrees. The 
participants were forced to run against 
wind blowing at about 1 8 miles per 

The weather definitely had an effect 
on Stair and Lorenz. At the one-mile 

point Starr was 81 s , which was 20 
places back from when he competed last 

year. As a freshman, Starr finished 59" 1 ' 
but this year he finished 70*" out of the 
253 runners in the men's division. 

"The slushy, icy conditions made it 
challenging to make big moves," Starr 

Lorenz finished 142 out of the 248 
competitors in the women's division. 
Lorenz said she could have done better, 
but she was proud to represent Milligan, 

"I feel like I could have done bel- 
ter," Lorenz said. "It was very cold that 
day, so I jusl had to gel out there and 
have fun. I'm glad to say I could do it." 

Starr set the tone for the Milligan 
men's cross country team, and next year 
believes he may have a legitimate shot 
at being an Ail-American runner 

"I was pleased with my season, 
with nationals, but above all that God 
continues to renew my strength daily," 
Starr said. 

Milligan finished well in only their 
second season in existence, and both 
Starr and Lorenz look forward to 
improving for next year. 

"Another year of experience will be 
good and the team will grow closer," 
said Lorenz. "I'm ready to work hard so 
I can get better." 

Ryan Starr runs in the tournament that qualified him for nationals. 

Puerto b/ l*vs< Ha-vfli 

Girls basketball team gets off to rough start 

By Phillip Brown 

Sports Editor 

The Lady Buffs are not anywhere 
near where they would like to be, but 
they have not lost hope for their season. 

"We aren't where we need to be," 
said senior Amy Moody. "But we will get 


The Women's basketball team suf- 
fered their third loss in a row this season 
to Lincoln Memorial University on 
Saturday, 91-56. 

Their 1-5 record has not discouraged 
them because they know they have got a 
lot of potential. 

"Every game we have somebody 
different step up," said senior Amy Allen. 
"When we get everybody playing togeth- 
er we will be playing to our potential." 

The future is not bleak in the slight- 
est for the Lady Buffs; they have only 
lost one game in the conference and that 
is where the record counts. Their 99-79 
loss to Brevard College was their only 
one in the conference. 

Two bright spots for the season thus 
far is the addition of the Greene twins, 
Amanda and Miranda. Both of them are 
5' 10" freshmen from Hampton, Term. 
They make up a young team with three 
other freshmen and seven sophomores 
who played on last year's team. 

The Lady Buffs have two games 
before Christmas break. They played 
Lees-McRae College on Tuesday at 7:00 
p.m. and will play Bryan College on 

They play one away game against 
Maryville College on Dec. 15 before 
they head to Florida to play in the 
Shawnee State Tournament. 

The girls basketball team practices for their next game. 

Photo by Jason Harville 

Volleyball team fin- 
ishes season 

The Milligan College volley- 
ball team ended their season with a 
loss, but their overall record was 
quite impressive. 

The Lady Buffaloes lost on 
Nov. 17 to Midway College in the 
Regional Tournament The Buffs 
won two of the five games against 
Midway in die tournament, which 
was held in Louisville. Ky. 

Joining Milligan in the regional 
tournament from the Appalachian 
Athletic Conference was King 
College and Montreal College.' 

Milligan finished the season 
14-2 in the conference, losing both 
games to AAC champions. King 
College. The Lady Buffaloes posted 
an overall record of 19-15. 

Though seniors Cassie Denton 
and Molly Stacks will be greatly 
missed, the young Buffalo team 
holds high hopes of a spectacular 
season next year. 

"1 believe that losing our two 
seniors will play a big part next year 
because they are such good play- 
ers," said sophomore Melody Black. 
"But I think that if we stay together 
and help out the incoming freshman 
then we will be OK." 

Reporting by Lauren Keister 

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Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Pag* 4 

Dibble plans to leave Milligan after 29 years 

By Chad Booth 


Dr. Terry Dibble, member of 
Milligan faculty since 1971, has made 
plans to retire at the end of the spring 

"Dr. Dibble has contributed a lot to 
Milligan," said Dr. Jack Knowles, chair 
of the area of humane learning. 

Possessing a doctorate in American 
Literature, Dibble has been a valuable 
asset to Milligan's English program and 
humanities program. He brought a 
wealth of experience with him when he 
began teaching at Milligan 29 years ago. 
To his credit were several teaching posi- 
tions at universities across the Midwest 
and even elementary school principal. 

Dibble discusses future developments in the novel his Twentieth Century Literature 
class is reading. 

"He has contributed significantly," 
said Knowles. "We're glad for him to be 
able to take things a little easy," 

Dibble described his time at 
Milligan as "in a word. ..fulfilling," but 
said that he felt the lime was right to 
move on. As to his reasons for leaving, 
he cited the fact that he was two years 
past the retirement age. 

The professor will not be left with- 
out anything to do, though. He has 
already made plans on how to spend his 
newly found freedom. He plans to catch 
up on some reading, travel, possibly do 
some woodworking and sleep late. 

The search for a professor to assume 
the vacated position has already begun. 
According to Knowles, advertisements 
have been placed in national publications 
to attract applicanls. Applications will be 
accepted until Dec. 10 at which point the 
selection committee will determine the 
best of the applicants and will invite 
them for an interview and a meeting with 
the dean. 

The hope is that a decision will be 
made during the spring semester, 
although the new professor will not join 
the faculty until next fall. 

The selection would not necessarily 
teach the same classes, said Knowles. 

"[Dr. Dibble] typically has two 
humanities sessions and two upper divi- 
sion English classes," Knowles said. 

Knowles said that an ideal situation 
would be one in which the new professor 
was able to teach a Spanish class as well. 
He projects that the new professor will 
almost certainly have a sophomore 

humanities section and a humanities 
wnlini: '■" lion 

It is still undecided whether or not 
the replacement will take on the 
American Literature Classen. Presently, 
Dr. Ruth Cook, associate professor of 
English and humanities, is set to take on 
the Twentieth Century Literature class 
vacated by Dibble. 

Dibble in 1980. 

Photo from 1980 yeartoo* 

Photo by Regina Hollman 

Volunteer action center regroups with change in leadership 

By Chad Booth 


The Volunteer Action Center is gear- 
ing up once again to be a force in the 
lives of Milligan students. 

"Things have been really slow here 
in the Volunteer Action Center this 
semester," said Julie Ray, director of stu- 
dent life. 

The VAC started at Milligan two 
years ago around Christmas and has been 
an active part of Milligan life ever since. 
According to Ray, every organization 
faces potentially disastrous effects when 
the founding members leave. Dealing 
with the loss and moving on is the sign of 
an organization that can last. 

The VAC suffered from the loss of 
several active seniors who graduated last 
spring. The core group of five students 
that is trying to regroup and revamp the 
program is composed of Robbee 
Campbell, Anna Johnston, Jeremy 
Mashbum, Erin McRae and Heather 

"Things have been really slow here in the Volunteer Action Center 
this semester. " 

—Julie Ray 

McMullen. The group is expected to 
grow slightly, but the plan is to stay 

The core group is responsible for 
getting the information about where vol- 
unteers are needed. They compile a list of 
companies, volunteer organizations and 
other miscellaneous sources in need of 
volunteers, and they then make that list 
available to students. They are also 
responsible for manning the VAC center 
where the materials will be at the stu- 
dents' disposal. 

"Ideally, this is not going to be run 
by any staff member," said Ray. "The 
goal for this year is to regroup." 

The organization needs to first get 
grounded and then it will be able to be 
run independently by students without 

the need for staff intervention, according 
to Ray. 

Ray, who is in charge of all student 
organizations and activities on campus, 
is helping to get the program back on its 
feet but is anxious to see students take 
the helm and steer the VAC. 

The vision for the VAC is one of stu- 
dent-led volunteerism. The organization 
will function as an intermediary between 
students and organizations in need of the 
services of volunteers. Students will be 
able to peruse the resource book com- 
piled by the core members of the VAC to 
find information on an organization that 
they are passionate about. 

The VAC generally leaves the deci- 
sion of where to volunteer up to the stu- 
dent. However, they have a standing 

commitment with some organizations to 
help out when called upon. 

Occasionally, help is requested 
directly from individuals in the commu- 
nity. The VAC welcomes requests 
whether they come through an organiza- 
tion or not. 

Although their main goal is to 
regroup, the VAC would like to get stu- 
dents involved in the VAC as soon as 
possible and let them know where they 
can help out in the community. 

Once everything is on track, the 
VAC will be putting out a newsletter 
once a month to recant the past month's 
activities and foreshadow the plans for 
the upcoming month. 

Presently, the VAC is sharing its 
office space with the Career 
Development Center located in the SUB. 
Ray anticipates outgrowing the current 
space in a short time and relocating to a 
more appropriate area for the numbers 
they expect to attract. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 



Darkroom continues to be tight squeeze 

By Regina Holtman 


Sophia Phillips, a married com- 
muter, tried to get into basic photography 
because she is considering a fine 
arts/photography major, but she couldn't 
get in because the two sections were 
filled before it was her turn to pre-regis- 

"I wanted to see if this was some- 
thing I wanted to do with my life, but 
since I couldn't get in the class it has 
postponed my decision making until next 
year," Phillips said. "Not getting in has 
really put a damper on what I am consid- 
ering to be my major." 

Phillips, along witli other students 
who are not currently declared communi- 
cations or fine arts majors, barely stood a 
chance of getting into a photography 
class that can only fit four people at a 
time in one small darkroom. Not when 
12 fine arts/photography majors, eight 
photography minors, 21 journalism stu- 
dents, 35 public relations students and 13 
fine arts majors with other emphases 
need multiple photography classes to 

"We all have known we need a larg- 
er darkroom," Dr. Mark Matson, aca- 
demic dean, said. "It's certainly my 
intension to do something." 

Matson said that current plans proj- 
ect a larger darkroom when the Paxson 
Communications Building gets an exten- 
sion, which is contingent upon the results 
of the five-year capitol campaign cur- 
rently underway to raise funds for anoth- 
er class room building and an improved 
communications building. 

"We have such financial constraints 
and restraints that we haven't moved up 
the line of priorities as quickly as I would 
like," Dick Major, area chair of perform- 
ing, visual and communicative arts said. 

Currently, the four enlargers, which 
students use to print their negatives, are 
in constant use Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday from 9 to 5, and on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays from 12:30 to 5. The basic 
photography classes are overfull, having 
only a capacity of eight students, but 
accepting two extra students who must 
come outside of the scheduled class time. 

"I juggle people to try and get them 

in the darkroom for an adcquatc„amount 
of time," said Alice Anthony, assistant 
professor of the practice of art who 
teaches all the photography classes. 

Students also use the darkroom 
when they have independent studies and 
next semester, senior exhibits. During the 
times that classes aren't scheduled, stu- 
dents must use the darkroom to work 
outside of the one hour they gel during 
class periods. 

Jason Harville, a sophomore fine 
arts/photography major, estimates that he 
spends 10 to 15 hours in the darkroom 
outside of his intermediate photography 
class time. 

"We only get one hour per class," he 
said. "We have to make it up outside of 

The 12 fine arts/photography majors 
and eight minors count is at "an all time 
high," according to Anthony, who will 
teach an overload of five classes next 

Matson said the growth in photogra- 
phy majors is "a testimony to Alice 
Anthony's success." 

However, the increase in fine 
arts/photography majors puts further 
pressure on the already full photography 

"We have more communications 
majors and more fine arts majors who all 
have to take photography classes," he 
said. "It used to be that we would have 
one or two fine arts students, and that 
would open up more slots for communi- 
cations majors." 

Anthony teaches two sections of 
basic photography and one section of 
intermediate photography every year, 
while rotating color photography and 
photojournalism between fall and spring. 
She also supervises senior exhibits and 
independent studies throughout the year. 

If competition is an indicator, 
Anthony's students are a success despite 
the small darkroom. Last year, eight 
Milligan students out of 20,000 college 
student applicants placed in the 
Photographer's Forum Annual 

"I think a really big advantage of our 
program is the one-on-one attention," 
Anthony said. "It's much more imper- 

Don't be a scrooge, 
give the gift of food! 

Bring your canned food for Good Samaritan Ministries to the 
SUB, FOB, Hart, Sutton, Webb or Comm building. The last day 
is this Friday 

Rebekah Sipes, Bethany Haynes, Tara Marasco and Jason Harville (from left to right; 
work in the darkroom in their Intermediate photography class time, while Haynes slips 
in for some extra time to print 

Photo Oy ftc^n Htr~tMo^- 

sonal at a larger school." 

"I wish we could offer people more 
space, more time in the darkroom," said 

Problems even getting into photog- 
raphy classes like Phillips had are far 
from unusual. 

"It usually fills up before freshman 
and sophomores register," said Rita 
Russell, office manager of the registrar's 

Anthony laments the fact that non- 
majors can rarely get into basic photog- 
raphy as an elective. 

"I think if somebody is interested, 
and really wants to take it, they should be 
able to," she said. 

"People end up saying, 
'Photography is closed, why even try?'" 
Anthony said. "I would like to be able to 
offer photography to students outside of 
the arts/comm areas. There are a lot of 
people who could use it in their profes- 

Last year, a new darkroom was 
under construction, but the project was 
abandoned because the space did not 
prove adequate to improve the current 

"It wasn't going to do much," 
Matson said. 

The current darkroom holds the 
same four enlargers that Anthony started 
the photography program with nine years 
ago when she came to Milligan from 

"In the ideal situation. 10 enlargers 
or so would be good and another dark- 
room with two to three color enlargers." 
she said. 

Matson said that the darkroom space 
shortage is not the only area where the 
college is in need of space. 

"We're having problems finding 
spaces for all the academic areas." he 
said. "My highest priority right now is 
the second classroom building." 

The Stampede 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Page 6 

Milligan legend plans to retire after 50 years 

By Misty Fry 

Student Life Editor 

Coach Duard Walker sits behind his 
desk laden with strewn papers and books, 
just like the rest of his office. Piles of 
books, VCR tapes, boxes and old tro- 
phies line the narrow walls of his corner 
office representing half a century of 
coaching, teaching, mentoring, disciplin- 
ing, loving and 
serving. On the 
bookshelf beside 
his desk are black 
and white photos 
representing previ- 
ous sports teams, 
some Walker 

Walker was born in 1924 in Pincy 
Flats, T'cnn. Sports were always impor- 
tant, and at Mary Hughes High School he- 
was involved in many activities. 
Walker's freshman year of college was 
spent at ETSU, where he commuted and 
played baseball. The next year, under the 
influence of Milligan's coach Steve 
Lacey, Walker came to Milligan and 
played football, basketball and tennis. 
After his sophomore year, he went into 

"He is a valuabh 

better than Dual 

mentor, coach and friend; they just don 't make them 
I. " 

played on and some he coached. A small 
neon green squirt gun covered in dust sits 
beside the pictures that had been confis- 
cated during a class. 

We are in the middle of an interview. 
Walker is reclining in his chair, playing 
with what looks like a letter opener but is 
big enough to be a knife. The question 
comes up as to whether Walker thinks 
sports play too much of a role at 
Milligan. Leaning forward, he seriously 
says, "People who want to do away with 
athletics don't know what they are ask- 
ing. It would be taking away the spirit of 
the college. If [colleges] were only aca- 
demics, well, all work and no play makes 
Jack a dull boy." 

Walker has proved he is definitely 
not a dull boy. After 50 years of serving 
at Milligan, he has shown that athletics 
can have a vital role in the college expe- 
rience, influencing life both on and off 
the court. While a student at Milligan, he 
was and still is the only Milligan athlete 
to have earned 12 varsity letters in 5 dif- 
ferent intercollegiate sports. Besides that, 
he was a charter member and past presi- 
dent of the Milligan Optimist Club, 
served in World War II in the battles of 
Iwo Jima and Okinawa and recently won 
third place in badminton at the National 
Senior Championships. 

Walker has been coaching ever since 
returning to Milligan in 1951. He has 
coached basketball, track and field, cross 
country, baseball and is in his 26 tn year 
of coaching tennis. His teams have pro- 
duced stars such as Del Harris, who used 
to coach the L.A. Lakers basketball team, 
and the teams have also won several con- 
ference championships and awards, all 
without awarding scholarships. 

"Coach Walker reminds me of all the 
good qualities I remember of my coaches 
as a young man," said Marvin Glover, 
associate professor of mathematics and 
women's tennis coach. "He is a valuable 
mentor, coach and friend; they just don't 
make them better than Duard." 

die United States Navy and came back to 
Milligan in the V-12 program in training 
for World War II (Milligan College was 
at the time given over to this program 
and no classes were held). After serving 
in Iwo Jima and Okinawa, the war ended 
and Walker was sent to Green Cove 
Springs, Fla. to fulfill the rest of his 
duties and was appointed to the rank of 

Walker came home in 1 946 and went 

back to Milligan where he continued 
playing sports, picking up baseball and 
track and field, where he qualified to run 
in the Pcnn Relays. 

Walker and his wife, Carolyn, met at 
Milligan. She was in the first civilian 
class after the navy, and they were mar- 
ried in August of 1947 in the summer 
before their senior year. The couple was 
crowned together as Milligan's May 
King and Oueen their senior year. 

"The first time I 
met [Walker] was at 
a party where he 
came back on leave 
from the Navy," said 
Carolyn with a gig- 
gle. "He was a per- 
sonable, friendly 
guy. I liked him 

After graduation from Milligan, 
Walker received his master's degree at 
the Teachers College at Columbia 
University in New York City. Coming 
back to Tennessee, Walker taught for a 
short time at Farragut High School in 
Knox County. Then, in 1951, Walker 
returned to Milligan and has been here 
ever since. 

"I'm glad that I decided to return to 

-Marvin Glover 

Walker and Jeanes examine the buffalo the college gave him at the alumni weekend 
luncheon held in Walker's honor in November. 

Photo by Jason Harville 

Duard Walker, in November. 

PhOlO by JMon H* /«• 

Milligan," Walker said. "There is a big 
difference in teaching in high school and 
in college. There is so much interference 
in teaching at high school, outside prob- 
lems. I couldn't do a good job that way." 

Walker began teaching physical edu- 
cation and coaching basketball, baseball, 
track and cross-country, which he did for 
2 1 years, earning the conference title for 
seven consecutive years. He also served 
as the dean of men. Walker became the 
resident director of the men's Pardee 
Hall, and later Webb Hall, in which he 
and his wife raised their five children, all 
Milligan alumni. Gary, his second child, 
still holds the home run record in base- 

And now, after 50 years. Walker's 
time at Milligan is quickly drawing to a 
close. As for future plans, Walker and his 
wife will be living in a house they bought 
near Johnson City and plan to travel to 
visit family, including their nine grand- 
children. Walker also wants to see the 
West and New England states and maybe 
even visit former students. 

"I mink Coach Walker is precious 
and I will miss him," said Jackie Heffren, 
a previous tennis student. "Even though 
he was a difficult professor for an athlet- 
ic failure like me, I can now hit a tennis 
ball because of his inspirational yell, 
'Heffren! Hit it over the net!'" 

After a long life of classes, cafeteria 
food, fire alarms and neon green squirt 
guns, Walker is entering a new phase of 
life, which doesn't include living with 
hundreds of young men and giving final 

We are at the close of the interview 
now, and I ask Walker if there is anything 
he regrets about the choices he's made 
during his life. After a long pause. Coach 
Walker clears his throat, shakes his head, 
and quotes baseball player Satchel Page. 
"Don't look over your shoulder, someone 
might be gaining on you." 

The Stampede 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Duard Walker as a boy. 

Walker, when he first came to Milligan. 



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Walker and wife, Carolyn. 

Walker in August of 1955. 

"These are all family photos from the 
Walker family collection. 

Walker and family on Hopwood steps on Carolyn and Duard's 
30th wedding anniversary. 

Walker and grandson. 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Student starts business making bass guitars 

By Sarah Small 


At least one Milligan student has 
decided to start his career before he gets 
that very expensive piece of paper in 
May 2002. 

Junior Aaron Johnston is the founder 
of Johnston Basses, a two-person opera- 
tion that makes electric bass guitars. So 
far, he has finished with four that will 
become his prototypes for a business that 
he hopes to begin after graduation. 

Johnston carves all of the woodwork 
himself including inlays, and he routers 
out places for the electric components of 
the instrument. After that, he commis- 
sions his first bass teacher and friend, 
Dan Drahner, to add the electric parts. A 
completed bass represents about 45 hours 
of Johnston's work and has an asking 
price of $1600. 

"Generally hand-crafted instruments 
run from about $1500 to $5000, and the 
price has to include what I spent on 
parts," said Johnston when he explained 
his price. 

He hasn't sold any of his basses yet, 
but he has been working on what he 
wants his basses to look and sound like. 
In the future he wants to custom-build. 

To begin an instrument, Johnston 
uses a block of maple, babingo, walnut, 
zebra wood, ebony or other African or 
exotic wood. Johnston Basses feature a 
book-matched top, which means that he 
uses a block of wood that is twice as 

wanted the sound to be like than he had 
with the violins. 

Now that the first four basses have 
been completed, he has decided on the 
three basic body styles that he want ' 
make. The three types of basv an 

"Generally hand-crafted instruments run from about $1500 to 

--Aaron Johnston 

thick as he wants the finished instrument 
to be, and he cuts it long ways so that 
each side is a mirror image of the odicr. 
A book-matched lop is a feature that is 
present in top-quality instruments. The 
two pieces are then glued together so that 
the outline of the instrument can be 
carved into the wood. 

Johnston began woodworking when 
he was 14. and he tried making his first 
instrument, an electric violin, about 2 fi 
years ago. He admits that the two electric 
violins he made were not very high qual- 
ity. The next instrument he chose was the 
bass because he had been playing the 
bass for eight years, and he knew the 
sound and feel of a bass better. 

When Johnston began work on his 
first bass he knew more about what he 

geared to different styles and people. 

Johnston has gotten his name out 
into the market because Lightwave- 
Systems, which is the manufacturer of 
his electronic components, put a press 
release out about his work. There is also 
a link from the Lightwave-Systems web 
site to Johnston's e-mail so that prospec- 
tive buyers can contact him. In the future, 
Johnston hopes to have his own shop 
where he would make his basses. He 
wants to keep all of the work hand done, 
but he hopes to hire someone to do the 
electric wiring. The idea of branching out 
to other instruments such as the guitar 
has crossed his mind, but he says he 
"would hire someone who plays the gui- 
tar to help." 

Aaron Johnston takes time out fro 
ing to display his guitar. 

i play- 

Dr. Cook teaches, mentors and paints her pinky 

By Tim Morton 


Dr. Ruth Cook always keeps one fin- 
gernail painted. 

Not the sort of thing you would usu- 
ally expect from a college professor. 

the fall of '98. Originally hired to teach 
literature, she soon found herself filling 
roles she hadn't pictured herself in, both 
academically and spiritually. 

Just partway though her first semes- 
ter, Cook was asked by then sophomore 
Danielle Gudmestad to mentor a group of 

She began teaching at Milligan in female students along with Dr. Pat 

Cook begins a sophomore humanities section with a discussion of literature. She is 
holding Ibsen's "A Doll's House." 

Photo by Rogjn* Hoftman 

Magness, professor of humanities and 
english. She accepted and has never 
regretted it since. 

"That group saved my life here," she 

After moving to Tennessee from a 
well-established job at Olivet Nazarene 
University in Illinois, Cook was a bit 
unsure of herself in the new environ- 
ment, but found inspiration in the girls 
who looked to her as a role model. 

Gudmestad was in Cook's humani- 
ties section at the time and said she was 
inspired by Cook's passion for teaching. 

"She's a part of what she's teach- 
ing," Gudmestad said. "She puts herself 
into it." 

Gudmestad had been praying for a 
female mentor among the faculty at 
Milligan and said she often felt like Cook 
was speaking directly to her in class. 

Cook believes strongly in involving 
Christianity in interpretation of literature, 
praying in class and in presenting herself 
to students as a "fellow struggler." She 
says it's important for students to know- 
when they're down that there's someone 
who has gone through the same thing but 
has gotten up again and moved on. 

She says her generation is often crit- 
ical of how college students deal with sit- 
uations in their lives, but believes older 
people need to keep communication open 
even if they don't agree with how the stu- 

dents are handling tilings. 

Part of Cook's role at Milligan 
involves being the approachable "little 
old lady." 

She has found that many students 
feel intimidated by some of the other 
humanities professors, and so she is glad 
for her somewhat grandmotherly image. 

Dr. Craig Farmer, professor of histo- 
ry and humanities, says Cook is an 
important role model for a number of stu- 

"She has the ability to be a strong 
professional woman and yet have a 
mothering tendency," he said- 
Farmer said the college hired Cook 
because they saw in her the broad range 
of expertise they were looking for in lit- 
erature and writing instruction. 

Cook sees herself as "a person who 
is passionately involved," not only in stu- 
dents' lives, but also in academics. She is 
an enthusiast for literature, whether it be 
Jonathan Swift or a twentieth-century 
lesbian poet. As associate professor of 
humanities, she has had to learn history 
as-well, many times along with the stu- 

So why the one painted fingernail? 
She keeps it to remind herself to pray. 
And to give her a chance to share her 
convictions about prayer with anyone 
who asks what it means. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Page 9 

Ray gets used to her new position as director of student life 

By Chad Booth 


Julie Ray is a very visible personali- 
ty around the Milligan Campus although 
it may be hard to find her office. Tucked 
neatly away in the Student Union 
Building, Ray is constantly at work plan- 
ning. This new addition to Milligan's 
faculty came on the job to fill Elisa 
Dunman's role as director of student life. 

"1 had done the residence director's 
job at Wheaton, and I always thought that 
it would be a great field to get involved 
with when I got back from overseas," 
Ray said. 

Just a little over a year ago, Ray got 
a call from Mark Fox offering her the 
position based on glowing recommenda- 
tions from three professors. As a 1986 
graduate of Milligan and the first female 
student to ever preach in a Milligan 
chapel service, Ray was already well 
known by many faculty members and 
was familiar with the Milligan campus. 

Ray grew up in Highland, 111. only to 
move to Mississippi when she was 14. In 
all, Ray has moved 33 times in 36 years. 

Ray's father was a pastor until her 
sixth grade year of school. Her mother 
was a stay-home mom until the last of the 
five children had graduated high school. 
Ray is the middle of the five children 
with an older brother and sister and a 
younger brother and sister. 

"We had two Ray family rules," said 
Ray. "You couldn't get married until you 
were 23 and you had to attend a Christian 
college for at least one year." 

Rule number one was implemented 
to make sure that all the children gradu- 
ated college before marriage, and rule 
number two was a reflection of their 
strong family values. 

Milligan was not Ray's first choice 


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Julie Ray at work in her office in the Student Union Building. 

Photo by Robin Hamilton 

of schools. Before transferring, Ray 
attended Lincoln Christian College for 
her first two years. 

"1 was planning to be a missionary. 
All I ever wanted to do was be a mis- 
sionary, so 1 went there first more for that 
than as an obligation to the family," said 

Of the five children, four have 
attended Milligan. She made the transi- 
tion to Milligan because the liberal arts 
program appealed to her. 

Originally a missions major, Ray 
decided to double major in Bible and 
sociology instead when she discovered 
that it would only require a few more 
classes in each area to gain both degrees. 

Ray, while at Milligan, was part of 
the Association of Christian Ministers, 
was a resident advisor, played on the ten- 
nis team and was an assistant in the Bible 

She then attended Emmanuel School 
of Religion for one year before moving 
into a job as residence director for 
Wheaton College. The Wheaton job laid 
the foundation for her interest in student 


From Wheaton she went overseas as 
an English teacher to China where she 
picked up enough of the Chinese lan- 
guage to survive. She served as a person- 
nel director in Hong Kong as well, also 
learning a little Cantonese. All in all, Ray 
spent eight years in Asia teaching and 

She then went on to pursue a teach- 
ing career at a school in England teach- 
ing philosophy, ethics and religious stud- 
ies. After four years of working 80 hour- 
weeks and feeling the desire to return 
home, Ray resigned and made her way 
back to the United States. 

Ray was conflicted over whether or 
not to pursue her doctorate in psychology 
or to seek a job in a college setting near- 
by. According to her, she prayed for guid- 
ance in the decision on a Monday and 
received the phone call from Fox two 
days later. 

Ray says she is currently planning 
several new programs to be implemented 
into the student's lives on Milligan's 
campus. With so many plans set forth. 

she doesn't expect the fast-paced life to 
which she ha* become accustomed to to 
slow down any time soon. 

Although n i not ;.• ' finalized, Ray 
is makiii; 1 Itridei to better prepv 
dents to be leaders and make Milligan a 
student -driven campus. Ray is designing 
a leadership development course for 
incoming freshmen. 

The course will revolve around 
teaching teamwork and leadership ' 
speakers will be brought in to give advice 
on honing leadership abilities and work- 
ing as a team. Tnerc will be activities to 
serve as demonstrations of the tech- 

If all goes as planned, the course will 
take place the week before school begins 
and will wrap up before the start of regu- 
lar classes. 

As director of student life, Ray is 
responsible for practically all student 
activities on campus. Her duties are real- 
ly three different jobs combined into one. 
She currently oversees 16 clubs and no 
less than 45 organizations. 

Her primary job includes serving as 
a mentor to the SGA, overseeing all 
clubs and organizations and the convoca- 
tion services. 

A secondary part of her job is over- 
seeing residence life. Milligan is a resi- 
dential campus and thus, Ray wants to 
create a real comradery between the resi- 

The final part of her job is that of 
service-learning. Ray is involved with 
the Volunteer Action Center and oversees 
the Excellency of Christ Scholars here on 
campus. One facet of the service-learn- 
ing job is creating partnerships with the 
community to make commitments to 
enhance student learning. 

"My real goal is to get students 
doing more," she said. 

Christmas Dinner Pics 

Christan McKay and Adam Meyers perform for 
the crowd. 

Photo by Jason Harvibe 

Members of the choir in action. 

Photo by Jason Harv** 

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Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Page 10 

Hart prepares hearty thanksgiving food baskets 

By Christan McKay 


Hart Hall residents donated a little 
time and money before Thanksgiving 
break to provide six families at Ihe West 
Main Street Christian Church with 
Thanksgiving meal baskets. 

"II just made me really happy to see 
all the baskets, because I know Ihcy will 
bring a lot of joy to people who maybe 
would not have had such a happy 
Thanksgiving." said Resident Assistant 
Alina Best. "It's such a little sacrifice for 
us and such a big deal to them." 

Hart Hall Resident Director Betsy 
Magness and her husband Ethan, along 
with the dorm's resident assistants, 
organized the collection of food and 
money for the baskets. 

"We got in touch with a local con- 
gregation," said Resident Assistant 
Christy Lewis. "Wc asked them to find 
five or six families who needed help with 
their Thanksgiving." 

Each of the six baskets contained 
two cans of cranberry sauce, two cans of 
green beans, two cans of corn, rolls, 
stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, pie 
crust and pie filling as well as a turkey or 
a gift certificate for the families to pur- 
chase a turkey. 

Resident assistants took the baskets 

Pictorial history of 
Johnson City released 

The Milligan Campus Bookstore 
has joined with Johnson City to help 
give back a glimpse of the area's past. 
"Greater Johnson City: A Pictorial 
History" has gone on sale exclusively 
in the bookstore to tell 150 years 
worth of the regions beginning to its 
present date. The 232 pages of pic- 
tures are showing more than just the 
apartment complexes and area busi- 
nesses of the present but a view from 
the birth of Johnson City itself. 

The actual book itself was written 
by a former Milligan College employ- 
ee, city historian Ralph Stahl. Stahl 
spent 18 years as a public relations 
and business manager on campus, 
now to give a book of this nature back 
for area sale. 

Johnson City Press journalist. 
Tom Hodge spoke of the book as " the 
most concerted effort to support that 
history with pictures which are most 
revealing about our city." 

The final 200 copies are on sale in 
the Milligan College Campus 
Bookstore. For more information 
contact them at 461-8733. 

Reporting by Mary Beth Ellis 

Shopping for baskets, from left to right: Campus Minister Nathan Flora and Hart Hall 
RA's Portia Morrison, Gina Wells, Alina Best and Christina Hensley. 

Photo by Betty Magnvtt 

to West Main Street Christian Church, 
where ministers distributed the food to 
needy members of the congregation. 

"They [West Main Street Christian 
Church] gave them to one person who is 
a staff member there on a tight budget 

and the rest to the families of some of the 
children there," Betsey Magness said. 
"They have a really good children's min- 
istry there." 

Dorm residents volunteered to give 
certain food items or a monetary contri- 

bution to aid in the purchase ol | 
II girls did not want to give money, ihcy 
could also help by putting together bas- 

'.'.■ i I ' d girls on each flooi 
untccr to bring Thanksgiving f>. 
we put them together in 
deliver them to the church on Tuesday, 
November 21," Lewis said. 

Magness said one of the main 
appeals of this type of project v. 
residents could get involved in different 

"This was something that people 
could get involved in on several different 
actually giving stuff or just giving 
money or helping put the baskets togeth- 
er." she said. 

Magness said that they started the 
collection in order to provide a service 
outside the dorm, instead of internally. 

"Basically the big thing for the dorm 
Staff, the R.A.'s and myself was that we 
do so much that is focused inward on the 
girls in Hart, that wc thought it would be 
good to do something that focused on the 
community," Magness said. "Wc wanted 
to put together the effort of everyone in 
the dorm toward something that helped 
people outside the dorm." 

Milligan to graduate 24 in Dec. ceremony 

By Christopher Eger 


For the first time, Milligan College 
is offering seniors who have completed 
their coursework the opportunity to par- 
ticipate in a December graduation cere- 

The present fall semester marks the 
final semester for 40 seniors at Milligan. 
In years past, these 40 students would be 
required to return to Seeger 
Chapel in early May in 
order to participate in dieir 
class' graduation ceremony. 
This school year, students 
finishing early are being 
given the option of partici- 
pating in the traditional cer- 
emony in May or officially 
graduating in December. 

Of the 40 seniors, only 
16 are foregoing December graduation. 
And 1 of those 1 6 have chosen not to 
participate even in May. The remaining 
six wish to graduate with their entire 
class in the spring. Of the 24 seniors par- 
ticipating in December, 20 of them are 
occupational therapy students. This 
December's ceremony will mark the first 
class of O.T. to graduate from Milligan 
since the program was introduced here. 

Last May's graduation ceremony 
housed 159 graduates and their families, 
overflowing Seeger Auditorium. This 
December's graduation will lower that 
number to a projected 108 for the coming 
May, according to the assistant registrar 
and director of testing, Tracy Brinn. 

Brinn is responsible for making sure 
all students have completed coursework, 
have valid credits and are provided with 
graduation gowns, diploma covers and 

"It's going to make it a 
&» lot easier on everyone to 

,T7 have this option available," 

she said.. 

Other reasons for the 
change include that seniors 
completing their course- 
work in December are no 
longer left with the single 
option of returning to 
Tennessee and graduating in May. This 
is expected to alleviate many problems. 

"It just saves a lot of people die extra 
work and hassle we have had in the past," 
says Rita Russell, secretary of the regis- 
trar's office. 

This December's graduation cere- 
mony is scheduled for December 16 at 
2:00 pm in Seeger Auditorium. 

SGA honors Physical Plant 

The Student Government 
Association will sponsor a Christmas 
breakfast for Physical Plant employ- 
ees Dec. 16 at 9:30 a.m. SGA 
President Nevan Hooker and 
Chaplain Kim Becker will serve up 
breakfast, music, presents and prizes 
to thank the staff for the work they do 
throughout the year. 

"They work really hard but they 
aren't as visible as everyone else," 
said Hooker. 

Approximately 1 7 housekeeping, 
maintenance and grounds people will 
attend, according to. Physical Plant 
Director Leonard Beattie. 

"It's nice to be singled out like 
that and have something special done 
for us," Beattie said. 

Hooker received broad support 
for the idea from the other club mem- 
bers, and extra budget money made 
the idea feasible, according to Becker. 

"It's nice to know that people do 
notice," said Charles Brumit, a main- 
tenance worker. "This is the only job 
I've ever worked on in 40 years 
where I didn't mind getting up and 
going to work in the morning." 

Reporting by Melanie Lorenz 


Thursday, December 7, 2000 


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/latsorVs job as academic dean keeps him busy 

i Amanda Carter 


Dr. Mark Matson's office is cluttered 
h books scattered everywhere. His 
I is filled widi different plaques from 
cral different universities such as 
ie. His desk contains many pictures 
family that is obviously important to 
When 1 sat down to interview the 
Jemic dean at Milligan, it was easy to 
that he is a very busy man. I was 
at to find out what it is that occupies 

Matson grew up in Redding, Calif, 
j small town is about four hours north 
an Francisco. He attended Humboldt 
versify and received a degree in 
mnting. For 14 years, he worked in a 
ic business. In the '80's, Matson's 
s began to change. He became intcr- 
d in church issues and made the deci- 
to go to seminary. His decision came 
n to two schools, and a friend named 
Fife convinced him to try Emmanuel 
jol of Religion. 

"He is a exceedingly capable Bible 
tlar and servant of the church," Fife 
"I honor him for his mind and his 
t of devotion for Christ." 
In 1983, Matson quit his job and 
ed to East Tennessee, and he began 
itudies at Emmanuel. While attend- 
school, he worked at Milligan as a 
less manager. 

"I had the job Ron Garland has 
" Matson noted. 

After graduating from Emmanuel, 
;on went to Duke University and 
n a job working in the institute of 
ic policy. In 1998, President Don 
;s contacted him about an open posi- 

Matson takes a pause from his day. 

Photo by Regina Hollman 

tion at Milligan. The next year, Matson handles tenures and controls the curricu- 

took the job as academic dean. lum. He especially enjoys his close work 

As dean, Matson has several jobs, with the faculty. He considers the 

He manages the budget, hires faculty, Milligan faculty to be a strong one. 

Thi» is a good group of faculty," 
said Matson. "I love engaging with them 
and sharing ideas." 

I',':.i'l--. hi', wnrk at Milligan, 
Matson finds other ways to keep himself 
busy. He spends a great deal of lime on 
his study of the gospels and the different 
relationships between the books. He ii 
especially fascinated with the relation- 
ship between John and l.ul • ' ; ' 
currently reformatting his diHCftation on 
this subject of the influence of the gospel 
of John on the book of Luke in relation to 
the passion narrative. He has even trav- 
eled to Salzburg, Austria to speak on this 
topic. In the spring, Mai on ill have 
some articles on the gospel of John pub- 

Matson is also busy with his person- 
al life, as his wife and family arc very 
important to him. 

"Joy and I were high school sweet- 
hearts," Matson said. "We have been 
married for 29 years." 

The Matson's have two living chil- 
dren. Their oldest daughter was killed 
seven years ago in a car accident. Their 
remaining daughter works at North 
Carolina University at Chapel Hill, and 
their son is eighteen years old. Even 
though the family is spilt with a UNC 
and Duke basketball rivalry, they don't 
let that get in the way of their time 

Matson's friend Fife best sums up 
his talents as an academic dean. 

"He is very conscientious and under- 
standing of students," Fife said. "He is 
very person-oriented." 

tart-up summer praise band gets low response 

Chad Booth 


inspired by missionaries, freshman 
non Trousdale has been vigorously 
ipting to form a praise and worship 

'We are pretty much doing it on our 
" Trousdale said. 

rurrently, the band has no funding, 
utside help and they are short on 

rhe band has three members but is 
erately trying to find more, 
sdale is playing congo drums and 
ng, junior Tom Wiles is playing lead 
r and freshman Evan Overbay will 
ind play either bass guitar or drums, 
nding on where the greatest need 

rrousdale is hoping to find enough 
gan students. . who, . hay.?. , W\ JB&&U* 

plans for the summer to complete the 
band. They are, at the present, short by at 
least three members. She has not yet set 
a limit on how large the band will be 
since that doesn't seem to be an issue. 

The band is still looking for volun- 
teers for lead vocals, keyboards, either 

Christian College band. It receives fund- 
ing and support from the school to 
actively participate in the summer camps 
and spread the message of God. 

Trousdale is apprehensive about pur- 
suing funding without first making sure 
the band is together. 

"I bww that God is pointing me in this direction, and I need help. " 

—Shannon Rousdale 

bass guitar or drums and a computer 
technician to handle mechanical issues 
and putting song lyrics up on a screen. 

Despite Trousdale's heart-felt plea in 
a campus-wide e-mail, "I know that God 
is pointing me in this direction, and I 
need help," she has had little response. 

Trousdale was hoping to base the 
. band .qp, the same format of the Kentucky 

"We need to get everything together 
to go to administration with it," said 
Trousdale in her e-mail. "We need to be 
prepared for anything they may ask." 

The endeavor would not be a finan- 
cially large-scale venture since the 
Christian camps would provide lodging 
and meals. In return, the band would per- 
form, help out as counselors and work 

odd jobs around the camps. 

Milligan College, in return for fund- 
ing and permitting some equipment to be 
borrowed for the summer, would receive 
free advertisement for the college in the 
form of representatives doing the Lord's 
work and being positive influences on 
young minds. 

"We would help lukewarm teens 
realize what they are doing and show 
them the love of God," Trousdale said. 

Trousdale said that she has one camp 
in particular where she would like to help 
out — Camp Illiana in Washington, Ind. — 
but the group would travel to several 
more across the country. 

If Trousdale can get the support 
needed, she will approach administration 
with a plan for the summer activities. 
However, the project may have to be 
postponed if the group cannot get enough 
members or any support. 


• Stampede 



What happens when home isn't home anymore 

By Regina Holtman 


"Where are you from?" Il seems 
like such a simple question, but that sim- 
ple sentence catches me off guard every 
time someone innocently asks me. 

Where am I from? Well, I don't 
know right now. My parents recently 
moved from the northern Virginia, the 
place where I spent my high school 
years, to a suburb of Atlanta, where I will 
now spend my breaks from college. So 
am I from Virginia or Georgia? Maybe 
I'm from Tennessee, since that's where I 
spend nine months out of the year on my 
education, at Milligan College. 

Where is home to any college stu- 
dent, for that matter? 

Dr. Bert Allen, the director of coun- 
seling at Milligan, defines home by 
working backward through defining a 
homeless person. 

"A homeless person is a person 
without a place to call his or her home, 
that is safe, where he or she can feel a 
sense that 'this is mine,'" he explained. 
"So home must be a place of one's own, 
where one can feel safe and gain nour- 
ishment. Maybe home is like a sanctu- 

Dr. Gary Petiprin, the director of 
counseling at nearby Eastern Tennessee 
State University, told me that home is 
where a person feels comfortable. 

"I would think that most people tend 
to think of home as where they have a 
sense of belonging and connection," he 

Defining home got complicated for 
Milligan junior Ashley Greer when her 
parents told her that they were moving 
from Houston to St. Croix, in the Virgin 

to it without my family," Greer said. "1 
realized that although my roots are so 
deep in Houston, home to me is really 
wherever the parcnLs arc." 

Petiprin said that though Greer con- 
nects home with her parents, some stu- 
dents might not feel the same way. 

"If you are close to your family, then 
it makes sense that home transfers when 

"/ call Milligan my home, hut I think that it is more like having dual- 
citizenship in two countries. In college, I have dual-homeship, " 

-Ashley Greer 

"When my parents first told me they 
were going to move sometime in the 
future, I was thrilled - mostly because of 
the location of the possible move! But as 
the date got closer and more definite, I 
found that I was actually not ready to 
leave my Houston home of 10 years," 
she said. 

Her parents and brother moved dur- 
ing the summer, but Greer had to stay in 
Houston longer as she waited to leave for 
a college-sponsored tour of Europe. She 
said it really hit her that Houston wasn't 
home anymore when the rest of her fam- 
ily had moved from the house and she 
remained there by herself. 

"My house no longer seemed so 
much like a home to me when I returned 

your parents move," he said. "Others 
might feel a sense of connection to other 
people besides their parents, and so to 
them home is still where they grew up." 

College often becomes home to stu- 
dents, according to Chris Boyatzis, who 
holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychol- 
ogy and teaches at Buckncll University 
in Pennsylvania. 

"I notice that as soon as students 
come to school they start calling it 
home," he said. 

He thinks that this is because stu- 
dents feel emotionally fulfilled in their 
college community. 

"When students come to college, 
they establish a new social community, 
develop a new family — a family of 

peers," he said. "To extend the analogy, 
they almost have a family with their fac- 
ulty as parents." 

Natalie Alexandar, a senior in 
Buckncll's engineering program, says 
that sometimes she calls her dorm room 
home, but that doesn't necessarily mean 
she is attached to the college. 

"After coming back to school from 
my home in Maryland, I do call to say 
that I am home safely," she said. "But at 
the end of die semester, I never have any 
trouble saying good-bye to my room." 

Greer said she has concluded that it 
is possible to have two homes. 

"I call Milligan my home, but I think 
that it is more like having dual-citizen- 
ship in two countries. In college, I have 
dual-homeship," she said. 

So where is home to me? I'm torn. I 
am comfortable at Milligan, but I don't 
like that the college is far from a big city. 
My parents live in Georgia, but I hate the 
heat there. I still have a strong feeling of 
connection with Virginia, but its not the 
same with out my parents. However, I 
have developed an answer when people 
ask me that dreaded question, "Where 
are you from?" I pause and then say, "a 
couple places, but my parents live in 
Atlanta." I guess I am blessed with mul- 
tiple homes. 

Judge Sharp revisits Milligan, teaches Supreme Court class 

By Christen McKay 


"1 like my job. It's indoors and 
there's no heavy lifting," joked U.S. 
District Judge Allen Sharp during his 
speech in Milligan's chapel Tuesday, 
November 14. 

This year he also addressed the 
entire student body and pondered the 
concept of "God and Caesar." 

"The question comes for Christian 
people that challenges them to determine 
what they should do in the face of state 
sponsored evil," Sharp said. "This comes 
when public policies are contrary to basic 
Biblical morality." 

Sharp gave the example of 
Alexander Campbell who stood up 
against slavery at a time when most peo- 
ple owned slaves in the United States. 
He said that Campbell did so out of 
Christian moral judgment. 

Sharp also said that he feels it is not 
a violation of church and state for 
Christian people to express their moral 
convictions about public issues and poli- 
tics, but that the church can stand up 
against the suppression of truth. 

Sharp quoted Albert Einstein, say- 
ing, "During World War II, only the 

church stood squarely across the path of 
Hitler's campaign to suppress truth." 

Sharp also discussed a recent case in 
which the Supreme Court ruled against 
student led prayers at football games. He 
contrasted this ruling with the ideas of 
the founding fathers and the establish- 
ment clause of the First Amendment. 
Sharp recalled the call for prayer by 
George Washington in Congress. 

"This is the same Congress that 
passed the Bill of Rights," said Sharp. 
"Honorable and dedicated and sincere 
people can have intense disagreements." 

For the past four years Sharp visited 
Milligan to teach a course in the Supreme 
Court. His course this year, a two-week 
political science class entitled "The 
Supreme Court and Religion," discussed 
the Supreme Court's decisions dealing 
with the subject of religion both past and 
present, specifically the "free exercise 
and establishment" clauses of the first 

"I come to this place [Milligan] out 
of a deep respect for its traditions." said 
Sharp. "I come to renew my own faith. I 
even taught one day when the lights went 
out. I wanted to leave, but of course the 
students wanted to stay in the dark." 

"Sharp brings an insider's view of 
the relationship of government, especial- 

ly in federal courts dealing with what 
has become an increasingly delicate and 
sensitive subject in our society-reli- 
gion," said Mark Peacock, assistant pro- 
fessor of legal studies at Milligan. "We 
are all familiar with this topic and the 
voices that have been raised. Sharp is a 
knowledgeable student and scholar of 
the Supreme Court system. " 

Sharp is no stranger to court cases 
involving religion. As recently as last 
fall he ruled that a public monument in 
Indiana inscribed with the Ten 
Commandments did not violate the First 
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 
because it commemorated the rule of 
law and justice rather than promoting 

President Richard Nixon appointed 
Sharp to his position October 11, 1 973, 
according to the United States District 
Court Northern District of Indiana web- 
site. He also served as a judge in the 
Appellate Court of Indiana, now called 
the Court of Appeals, for five years, and 
practiced law in Williamsport, Indiana. 

Sharp was also lieutenant colonel in 
the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1957 to 

He attended Indiana State Teachers 
College and George Washington 
University. He holds a jurist doctorate 

from Indiana University, a masters of arts 
in history from Butler University, and an 
honorary doctor of civil laws degree 
from Indiana State University. He is a 
member of the Indiana State Bar 
Association, Bar Association on the 
Seventh Federal Circuit and Indiana 
Judges Association. 

Judge Sharp teaches the Supreme Court 
and Religion class in Derthick. 

=r: . _._,..- 

Tin- Stamped* 

Thursday, Decembar 7, 2000. 



So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye 

I'm not sure what to say here. 

I'm supposed to be profound, reflec- 
tive. This is, after all, my farewell col- 

I will graduate in one week. It took 
me six years (including some time off) to 
graduate from Milligan. 

I attended nearly 200 chapel/convo 

I ate approximately 1536 meals in 
Milligan's cafeteria (allow me to recom- 
mend the open-faced turkey sandwich). 

I sat through something like 100 
humanities lectures — maybe fewer. 

I purchased almost $3000 worth of 

I incurred countless parking fines in 
my time here at Milligan. 

I played for three intramural cham- 
pionship teams and three runner-ups. 

1 was the first to dress up in the buf- 

falo costume and dance around like an 
absolute idiot at a basketball game. 

I officially dated only two girls at 
Milligan and married the one that caught 
my eye on the first day of school. 

I smoked too many Marlboro Lights, 
slept through too many classes and drank 
too many cups of burnt Waffle House 
coffee during my lime at Milligan. 

I swam naked in Milligan's pool 

I marched unsuspecting freshmen up 
the hill in the middle of the night to sere- 
nade the girls' dorms twice. 

I was called into Dean Dcrry's office 

I was never nominated for the sweet- 
heart convo. 

I never made out in Sutton Lobby or 
in a dugout at the baseball field. 

I never starred in a school play, I 
never made the dean's list and I never ran 
for a seal in the student government. 

My mug never graced the front of 
one of those Milligan College brochures. 

My career as a college student was 
pretty average. 

So, what did I learn? That's what 
you want me to tell you, right? You are 

waiting for the soon-to-bc-graduate to 
drop a pearl of wisdom into your lap. 
Well, I'm not sure I have one. 

What did I learn at college? Lota of 

I learned that the Woman of 
Willcndorf isn't a famous German prosti- 

I learned that I am not good at math. 

I learned that, despite his age, Duard 
Walker can annihilate anyone in a game 
of badminton. 

I learned that, whether or not anyone 
can understand them, both Faulkner and 
T.S Eliot really did have a point. 

I learned that I am a pragmatist 
(when it's convenient), 

I learned that when a professor says 
that something is due, or that you should 
come to class, they aren't just kidding. 

I learned how to play the piano. 

I learned how to write a news story. 

I learned that not everyone thinks 
practical jokes are as funny as I do. 

I learned that almost everyone thinks 
that public nudity is funny. 

I learned that a Ramoncs cover actu- 
ally goes over quite well in vespers. 

I never learned how to properly use 

the word ubiquitous. 

I learned how to write 500 words 
without actually saying anything. 

College, like anything I guess, is 
what you make of it. I know you arc 
wanting more. 

Here's where I get sappy. Forgive 
mc for being boring, forgive me for being 
cliche, but what I got out of college were 
some amazing friends. I can't say it 
more plainly. 

I will never be able to expound on 
European socialism, but I will never for- 
get the time Nate and I jumped off the 
Blue Hole in January. I will never 
remember how to do a logarithm, but I 
will never forget the small fire that 
Stephanie and I built at the Laurels. 

Nate. Ray, Micah, Jo Ellen and, of 
course, Stephanie. This is what I got out 
of college. 

John Lcnnon said it best: "I don't 
believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." 
The quote doesn't even relate, but its 
always good to end an intense piece of 
writing with a provocative quote. 


Student film, The Screen' worth going to see 

By Nathaniel Poling 


Garrison and Mann spin a master- 
piece in their debut film "The Screen" 
scheduled to be publicly released Friday 
night December 8 at 7:30 in Seeger 
Chapel. "The Screen" is an intriguing 
film portraying average life with a twist. 
The duo successfully balances opposites 
fusing the ordinary with the extraordi- 
nary, humor with suspense and the mun- 
dane with excitement 

Cameron Jarrett (Chad Garrison) is 
an average college guy living an average 
life. There is nothing special about him. 
The only notable thing about him is that 
he is routinely routine and very good at 
it. Garrison is superb as the main charac- 
ter and narrator, projecting just enough 
credibility for the members of the audi- 
ence to empathize with Mm. Jarrett's rou- 
tine life takes an unscheduled turn when 
he accepts $1 million from a company 
that wants to turn his life into a TV show 
by recording his daily life with hidden 
cameras. Jarrett, always feeling insignif- 
icant before, finds out first hand what it is 
really like to be in the spotlight. 

Jarrett's friends, Chaz Malibu (Kyle 
Dincler) and Taylor Golds (Kipp 
Dincler) give excellent performances as 
handsome studs that get all the women 
and who love to party. Gabe Miller 
(Andy Hull) is an interesting character 
study whose passions are split between 
alcohol and studying. His studying meth- 
ods are clearly counterproductive as he 
repeatedly attempts to enlighten what 
functioning brain cells he has left after 

getting hammered the night before. The 
beautiful and occasionally seductive 
Susan Overman (Karrie Smith) provides 
the movie's romantic spark. Smith's hon- 
est acting fits very well into the fabric of 
the story, conveying the right amount of 
emotion to create a mood without con- 
stantly being melodramatic. 

All the film's characters support and 
work with each other very well, con- 
tributing immensely to its success as a 
whole. The rest of the supporting cast 
does a phenomenal job in their support- 
ing roles. Ares (Russ Hertzog) and Pluto 
(Scott Linn) especially are notable in 
their excellent representations of the 
stereotypical slick-suited thug. 

Unfortunately, after an impressive 
and dizzying introduction, the movie 
begins very slowly and at some early 
points maybe even drags. However, 
Garrison and Mann do an excellent job of 
remedying the situation by creating a 
crescendo effect where the movie gains 
momentum as the plot progresses, finally 
climaxing in intense action scenes that 
hold the audience's full attention. Many 
parts of the movie are hilarious. 
However, several crude jokes about 
STD's and a 16-year-old girl are quite 
unnecessary if not somewhat offensive. 

Perhaps what makes this film so 
notable is not its action scenes but its 
approach in dealing with real life, espe- 
cially college life in an honest straight- 
forward way. The film deals with the 
shallowness of appearances by looking at 
the party scene and focusing specifically 
on alcohol and sex. Rather than support 

Chad Garrison, playing Cameron Jarrett. stars in his own film. 

this lifestyle, the producers repeatedly 
push the message (subtly and sometimes 
not so subtly) that an individual reaps the 
consequences of his/her own actions. 
Whether intentional or not, this underly- 
ing Christian theme gives the film a dis- 
tinguishing moral character. 

The producers also delve deep into 
the psychological real by bringing up the 
ageless questions, "What is real and is 
our perception of reality real?" Similarly, 
Garrison and Mann also address the cir- 
cular issue of distinguishing dreams from 
reality and reality from dreams. As in 
most cases, the question proves to be 
extremely complex. This film causes 
members of the audience stop and think 
about life more seriously. 

The photography and choreography 

of "The Screen" are impressive, utilizing 
interesting camera angles and fully 
exploring the use of light (Though the 
night scenes do tend to be too dark at 
times.) The soundtrack is appropriate, 
sometimes soft and at other times hard 
and driving. Also interestingly notable is 
that certain images and ideas bring to 
mind other films such as "The Blair 
Witch Project", "The Matrix" and "The 
Usual Suspects." 

Garrison and Mann are extremely 
impressive in their film debut. They use 
solid and creative film technique, good 
casting and acting and an intriguing story 
to produce a good quality low-budget 
film. "The Screen" is not perfect, but 
nevertheless a solid work that is defmite- 
lv worth seeina. 

///r Stampede 

,'JOO" T -iMilr.w-rtn , .<f.' 

Thursday, December 7, 2000 


'.'.vnw.r, • 

Page 14 

Been there. ..done that. 

I am spoiled. I bcl you're spoiled 
too. I drew this conclusion about four 
weeks ago when I realized I have so 
many tilings that 1 don't need. Hear me 

1 recently saw an older man, sitting 
alongside exit 31, beside the onramp of 
1 8 1 that is southbound to North Carolina. 
His hair was black and greasy, and I 
could tell by the stubble on his face he 
hadn't shaved in weeks. A brown card- 
board sign was perched up against his 
crossed, anorexic legs that read, "Please 
help me. God Bless." The dirl under his 
fingernails displayed that he hadn't 
bathed in quite some time, and when he 
approached me for conversation, I 
smelled a stench that smelled like a mix- 
ture of vinegar and raw eggs. 

Bennett, age 50, is homeless. He has 
lived without a home and occasional 
food on the streets for 20 years. 1 became 
extremely downhearted when I was 
informed that Bennett had not eaten for 
three days. Well Benny ate the day I 
bought him a number three value meal 
from Long John Silvers, and I could tell 
by the sound of a loud belch that his belly 
was full. I never thought I could feel such 

satisfaction from hearing a grown man 

There are others like Bennett who do 
not eat as often as they would like or 
have a roof to cover their heads during 
the cold winter nights. I have driven in 
my Blazer, throughout the streets of 
Johnson City and seen them. Their 
appearance is sporadic. Some stand 
motionless on the downtown street cor- 
ners. Some sit on the hillside beside the 

I wo trends are largely responsible for the 
rise in homelessness over the past I 5-20 
years, including a growing shortage of 
affordable rental housing along with a 
simultaneous increase in poverty. 

Homelessness and poverty arc inex- 
tricably linked. Poor people are frequent- 
ly unable to pay for housing, food, child 
care, health care and education. Difficult 
choices must be made when limited 
resources cover only some of these 

"Evan if it is just one more mouth fed, or one more body clothed, we 
can still make a difference in our simple and humble efforti 

public library. Others sleep on a bench 
curled up in a blanket under the bus sta- 
tion waiting areas. This observance 
unnerves me greatly. 1 have asked myself 
time and time again, "How does some- 
thing like this happen?" 

According to the National Coalition 
for Homelessness, homelessness results 
from a complex set of circumstances that 
require people to choose between food, 
shelter and other basic needs. Only a 
concerted effort to ensure jobs that pay a 
living wage, adequate support for those 
who cannot work, affordable housing 
and access to health care will bring an 
end to homelessness. 

In our nation, there are two million 
yearly, according to the National Law 
Center on Homelessness and Poverty. 

necessities. Often it is housing, which 
absorbs a high portion of income, that 
must be dropped. 

While waiting in line in the drive 
through to order Benny's food, I asked 
him if he had any friends who might be 
hungry. His eyes lit up when he told me 
about two of his close friends who drank 
so much, that they often forgot to eat. 

Benny's friends are not alone with 
their problems. Particularly within the 
context of poverty and the lack of afford- 
able housing, certain additional factors 
may push people into homelessness. 
These factors include, lack of affordable 
health care, domestic violence, mental 
illness and drug and alcohol addictions. 
Domestic violence and mental illness 
also contribute to the rise in homeless- 

I am spoiled. I can shower as many 
times a day as I want to. If I am hungry I 
can run to Taco Bell or order a pizza from 
Papa loh/i '. it i wake up in the middle ol 
the night with a chill, i can get up and 
adjust the thermostat. I am spoiled. I 
wish I could spoil the millions of people 
who arc not 

In essence, what can wedoto help 
these poor and unfortunate human 
beings? How can I make myself lest 
spoiled? One of the most effective ways 
to aid the homeless is by simply taking 
time out of your busy schedule for the 
following. Donate money, canned foods, 
recyclable goods, clothing or even a bag 
of groceries to your local organization or 
church that helps the homeless. Two 
local organizations that aid the homeless 
include, the Melting Pot, located at 
Munscy Memorial United Methodist 
Church at 201 East Market Street, and 
Haven of Mercy, located at 123 West 
Milliard Street. You could also carry fast 
food certificates around instead of hand- 
ing out money or volunteer at a local 
shelter or soup kitchen. 

We will probably never see an end to 
homelessness. but if we work together, 
we can make a difference in many home- 
less people's lives. Even if it is just one 
more mouth fed, or one more body 
clothed, we can still make a difference in 
our simple and humble efforts. Go make 
someone's day today- man docs it feel 

Demanding eaters are destroying dinner parties 

houseful of guests when each person in 
the room prefers a different diet? 
Vegetarian or vegan diets, low-fat or 
high-protein diets and the ever popular 
Atkins' "no-carb" diet make preparing a 
meal to be shared an activity to dread. 

Having dinner guests should be 
more about socializing and less about 
what you eat. I wish I could write it in the 

wed couple, over for dinner. Stephanie 
worked really hard to prepare a fabulous 
five-course meal, but it was apparent that 
all of her efforts were for naught when 
we sat down at the table. Our guests ate 
salad. That's all they would eat. It had 
nothing to do with a health concern. 
They were trying a new diet that con- 
flicted with the meat-and-potato master- 
piece that Stephanie had slaved over. To 

My wife Stephanie and I love to 
entertain. But it seems to be getting hard- 
er and harder to do so lately. It has very 
little to do with busy schedules. It has 
everything to do with picky eaters. 

Judith Martin is a syndicated colum- 
nist known better by her alias, Miss 

"Hospitality is something very basic 
to civilization," said Martin in a 
Washington Post article. "Food fussing is 
a major contribution to the demise in 

It's true. Everyone seems to have 
restrictions on what they will eat. How is 
a host supposed to make a meal for a 

"How is a host supposed to make a meal for a houseful of guests 
when each person in the room prefers a different diet? 

Here is a message to picky eaters 
everywhere: Being a dinner guest in 
someone's home doesn't entitle you to an 
opinion on what is served. The hosts 
don't owe you anything. I hate to be so 
harsh about it, but come on. Lighten up. 

A few months ago Stephanie and I 
invited some friends of ours, a newly 

add salt (or perhaps a low-sodium salt 
substitute) to our wounds, the couple 
brought their own salad dressing. 

A friend of mine once made a very 
simple but profound comment about the 
apparent lack of courtesy shown by these 
fussy eaters. "It's called graciousness." 

It sometimes amazes me how much 

can be said in so few words. 

He's absolutely correct. I detest 
mushrooms. Saute them, deep-fry them 
in batter, do whatever you like to them, 
but I will still hate them. If I go to your 
house for dinner, how-ever. and you serve 
them, I will eat them without even a gri- 

There are. I'll admit, some legiti- 
mate medical or philosophical reasons to 
avoid certain foods. I would never ask 
my mother to eat tomatoes. Her allergies 
would make her break out like a 13-year 
old fry cook at McDonald's. I have sev- 
eral Jewish friends, and I would never 
ask them to break a religious law and eat 
something I cook just to accommodate 

What I ask is that people not forget 
what get-togethers are all about. I ask 
that people remember that although it's 
called a dinner table, its actually less 
about dinner and more about the conver- 
sation that takes place over a huge pile of 
meatloaf and mashed potatoes with real 

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Thursday, December 7, 2000 


Page 15 

Krishana talks of her mountain top experiences in internship 

Last year s Stampede editor-in-chief will 
return to Milligan next semester from her 
internship at Brio Magazine, a Focus on 
the Family publication for teen girls. 

So, the time has come for me to pack 
up my books, clothes, boxing gloves and 
tons of memories. Boxing gloves? Yep, I 
took a kickboxing class this semes- 
ter.. watch out Professor Dahlman. I 
knew coming to Colorado Springs would 
be a stretching experience, but I didn't 

realize that il would stretch me in all 
areas of my life — physical, mental, emo- 
tional and spiritual. 

For a month I was stretched 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday in a 
local kickboxing class will) both Marly 
and Susie from the Brio staff, for an hour 
my muscles were worked and afterwards 
I felt like I could conquer the world. (It 
could just be the gloves.) 

Although, my brain was one of the 
most important muscles stretched this 
semester. During class, my professors 
would discuss topics like postmod- 
ernism, marriage, discipleship and hav- 
ing a family. The passion Uicy had about 
their area of expertise left me hungering 
for more. I reajized that many times I 
took learning for granted. Taken out of 
my routine at Milligan, I now see how 
the learning aspect is definitely more 
important than the grades. What is it 

worth, spending money on education, if 
we don'l really soak il all in? 

Emotionally? I would say thai this 
experience would be a "mountaintop 
experience," so when you realize thai ihe 
valley is ahead all kinds of emotions 
occur. The view will be a lol different in 
the valley. When I return to Milligan, 
will I really be the same person that lived 
on the mountain for a semester? Or will I 
transform like Superman did back to 
Clark Kent? I guess you will be the 
judge of thai. 

Things on the mountain seemed a lot 
clearer, or maybe my eyesight got better. 
God stretched me spiritually as I was 
forced to look at why I believe what I 
believe. I saw myself in the past taking 
Christians at their word, not based on 
what they said or wrote, but simply 
because they claimed to be followers of 
Christ. I realize I need to take their word 

and filler it through the Word. Just 
because a can is labeled fresh peaches 
doesn't mean that they will genuinely be 
fresh. If the can wasn't scaled correctly 
or it has been sitting on the shelf for 20 
years, then you might find rotten peach- 
es. We need to examine the inside con- 
tents before taking a bite. 

Ii is so easy to go into thil experi- 
ence thinking that when I come out I will 
have all the answers. Yet, now I leave 
with more questions. But what is amaz- 
ing to me is dial I have an eternity to ask 
questions and seek answers. 

I return to Milligan as Krishana 
Kraft, a 5-foot-3-inch, petite, young lady 
with brown hair and brown eyes, who 
still loves Starbucks' Frappucinnos. Yet 
my heart is different. And that's what this 
journey has been all about. 

The SGA President gives his spin on the unprecedented presidential struggles 

Students, faculty and administration 
at Milligan watched television, surfed the 
web and called friends on Tuesday, 
November 7 tn and into the next day 
anticipating the announcement of a new 
President of the United States of 
America. In the days to follow, what they 
got was an inside look at the flaws of the 
media and of politics in America. On 
Wednesday morning newspapers across 
the world had published headlines that 
read, "Bush Wins." Student cheers were 
heard across campus as Milligan stu- 
dents, the majority of whom are Bush 
supporters, witnessed short clips on dif- 
ferent news shows congratulating George 
W. Bush as the winner. Mass confusion 
then followed, as these concessions were 

Enter the Florida contingency. Two 
pundits on MSNBC claimed early the 
night of the election, that it wasn't impor- 
tant that Gore win his home state as well 
as President Clinton's home state. They 
were quickly reminded later in the 
evening that it was important, because if 
he had won those states he wouldn't be in 
the predicament. This is just one example 
of the many ways that members of the 
media were exposed for what they are- 
just people with opinions who sometimes 
don't think the most clearly. The media is 
not a god to be revered. Nor a dictionary 
to be relied up for the basis cf ail 

things. Yes, the media is not perfect 
because it is comprised of humans, just 
like you and me. Yes, the election wasn't 
covered the best that it could have been, 
but that wasn't the media's fault. 

Was this really a flaw in the whole 
voting process? Is it a bad thing to have 
such a tight race for the President of the 
United States of America? Is it a bad 
thing to have a close election? Quite the 
opposite. Democracy is alive and well, 
and we all have a voice. 

President Bill Clinton said that the 
hotly contested battle to succeed him not 
only was "not a crisis," but could turn out 
to be "quite good" for the United States. 

"This is not a crisis in the American 
system of government," Clinton said, 
adding: "It will come to an end in plenty 
of time for the new president to take the 
oath of office." 

"But don't assume that no matter 
who wins and no matter what happens, 
it's going to be bad for America. It might 
be quite good, because it might be sober- 
ing for the country to realize we're in a 
completely new era," he stressed. 

Talk of abolishing the Electoral 
College has followed, including support 
for such action by Hillary Clinton, the 
newly elected Senator to New York. 
However, just because we have a close 
election does that constitute abolishing a 
very important principle in our govern- 
ment? The Electoral College is not the 
problem, therefore it won't be the solu- 
tion. The Electoral College is alive and 
well, and isn't going to be going away for 
quite some time. This election is about 
more than just who will be our next 
President, but who will lead our country 
into this new era. It seems that it would 
be more troubling for the two major 
political parties in the United States to 

see one candidate win by a complete 
landslide. Because it was such a close 
race, it conveys the message that there 
were two very good candidates and both 
with people whom believed in them and 
supported them. Is that such a bad thing? 
Should mat create such a problem? No. It 
should spur us to become more involved 
and for more people to let their voice be 
heard. It should make us better people 
and a better nation. 

Things such as this that bring us out 

of our comfort zone arc obviously 
uncomfortable for us, but can work for 
good. There is so much more riding on 
this election than a President. It is not just 
about George W. Bush and Al Gore. It is 
not just about democrats and republicans. 
It is not just about our governmental sys- 
tem. It is about us as a people and where 
we have been, where we are now, and 
where we are going. Don't rush to judge 
this election just yet. Time will change 
all things. 

Pic of the Semester 

Freshman Andrew Hopper sits on shoulders to catch a picture of George W. 
Bush at the rally at the Tri-Cities airport in October. 

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Volume 65 Number 12 

Derthick to receive facelift this spring 

By Chad Booth 

News Editor 

The Christmas holiday was good to 
Milligan in (he form of several financial 
commitments to the college, according to 
Todd Norris, vice president for institu- 
tional advancement One of the first uses 
for the generous donations will be the 
renovation of Derthick Hall scheduled 
for later this spring. 

Milligan has hired Architect Tony 
Street to design the plans and oversee 
construction. Street is part of Beeson 
Lusk & Street Inc., located in Johnson 
City. His most familiar work to Milligan 
students is the renovation of Hardin Hall. 

Street anticipates that they will begin 
to entertain bids as early as March and 
hope to start the renovation process as 
soon as classes adjourn in May. 

"It will have to be done in phases to 
maintain use of the building," Street said. 
According to Street, the renovation 
could take anywhere from twelve to six- 
teen months. The plan is to do the interi- 
or work while the students are away and 
undertake the exterior alterations while 
classes are in session. 

According to Dr. Mark Matson, aca- 
demic dean and associate professor of 
bible, the renovation will dramatically 
change both the interior and exterior of 
the building. Matson is a member of the 
committee that has been responsible for 
making suggestions as to the renovations 
of the building's interior. 

"The outside is going to end up get- 
ting and entirely new brick facing," 
Matson said. 

President Jcanes, who is overseeing 
the renovation process, said an engineer 
has forewarned that large cracks in the 
brick facing are signs of deterioration 
that will lead to severe problems if not 

Jeanes added that the building would 
also benefitwilh a new roolline that will 
be pitched as opposed to the current flat 
roof. In addition, all of the windows in 
the building will be replaced with more 
efficient windows. 

According to Matson, the southern 
face of Derthick, (the side which faces 
the science building) will be completely 

"It will have an expanded porch with 
a curved walkway coming out to give it a 
far more sense of presence in that direc- 
tion," Matson said. 

The western face of the building will 
benefit greatly as well. The current blue- 
prints show that the empty space wasted 
on the back porch will be utilized in the 
form of new bathrooms. 

"We are going to be adding some 
new walls to go out to the pillars so that 
it will all be flush," Matson said. 

The plumbing in Derthick has 
declined and the new bathrooms will 
solve the plumbing problem and provide 
more space with the reconfiguring of the 
old facilities, according to Matson. 

A common complaint in the past has 
been the temperature in the classrooms 
and the inability to regulate it. Matson 
said that this problem has not eluded 

"There will be new heating and air 
conditioning put in," said Matson. "That 

Derthick before renovatjon begins 

should help with that September sizzle." 

Matson said another result of the 
renovation would be the reconfiguration 
of a number of classrooms throughout 
the building. Several labs, such as the 
language lab and computer lab may be 
moved. Matson assures that these will be 
minor changes and should not have a 
detrimental effect. 

Classrooms will benefit in other 
ways as well including new floor cover- 
ings and a fresh coat of paint. 

"We hope to get some better tech- 
nology in some of the classrooms." 

Matson added that the plans call for 
doing away with the Derthick Theatre as 
it is now and turning part of it into a larg- 
er lecture hall. They will put the floor 
back in on the third floor so that it spans 
the entire distance of the building. 

Although the renovation deprives 
Milligan of a theatre, Matson said, "We 
are absolutely committed to the theatre 

Blueprints (or DerthrcV upcoming renovabon 

Richard Major, professor of theatre, 
said he did not sec the renovation as hav- 
ing a negative impact on the theatre pro- 
gram. He is prepared to deal with short- 
term problems caused by the removal of 
the theatre and feels the move is a posi- 
tive step. 

"I have been briefed by the 
President as to the renovation and how 
that potentially impacts the theatre pro- 
gram" Major said. "I think this is a very 
positive move in the long run for the col- 
lege and the theatre program." 

According to Jeanes, who reiterated 
Matson by saying the college was com- 
mitted to the theatre program, there are 
already plans for a new building that will 
include a theatre. The reason Milligan 
will be without a theatre for a short time 
is that funding for Derthick's renovation 
came before the funding of the new 
structure. Construction on the new facil- 
ity is expected to begin in three to four 
years depending on funding issues. 

CrossRoad travelers experience challenges 

By Christan McKay 


The Mexico mission trip proved to 
be an experience students would never 
forget as they were challenged in more 
ways than one while they (raveled with 
CrossRoads missions. 

The trip, which took place over 
Christmas break, Dec. 28 - Jan. 8, was far 
from routine as the bus broke down, (he 
borrowed vans almost had a head-on col- 
lision, and supplies were stopped at the 

It all started an hour into the trip as 

the bus suffered from a broken axel and 
started to go away from its bearings, 
leaving the riders in a great amount of 

"We're driving to Knoxville in (he 
CrossRoads bus when all of the sudden 
we noticed a weird squeaking noise," 
said Gina Wells, a senior who went to 
build houses. "We didn't see anything 
wrong, so we kept on going. Then we 
noticed (hat the wheel is outside of the 
bus not connected." 

The difficulties did not stop there. 
After unloading the bus, renting vans and 
starting off a second time the group once 
again encountered a serious obstacle. 

Sarah Patrick, Amanda Ruble. Portia Morrison, 
Nathan Pelton, and Joy Hammond take a break in 
front of a house in Pedras Negras 

Photo by Monica Poparad 

"We were just driving and all the 
sudden saw cars swerve off the road in 
front of us and we wondered what the 
heck was going on. said junior Monica 
Poparad. "Suddenly, we saw headlights 

heading straight for us and had to swerve 
violently off the road into the desert It 
was insanity because not one person in 
the entire van said a word; we just sat 
there with our mouths open. You could 
smell the burnt rubber." 

The team made it safely to their des- 
tination only to discover that the 
Mexican government had thwarted their 

The plan was to unload three semi- 
trucks full of materials for building a 
subdivision, but the Mexican govern- 
ment prohibited the entry of United 
States lumber. Although the group man- 
aged to get the trucks across the boarder, 

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Thursday, January 25, 2001 


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Ray Smith takes position as athletic director 

By Mary Ellis 


Duard Walker, Milligan's athletic 
director for almost 50 years, is retiring in 
May. Despite he is leaving large shoes to 
fill, the newly appointed athletic director, 
Ray Smith, appears to have the experi- 
ence to handle the job. 

"We arc fortunate to have in place a 
very strong coaching and athletic depart- 
ment staff and I expect that Milligan will 
continue to excel in athletics for years to 
come under Ray's guidance," Walker 

Ray Smith, former director of the 
Elizabethton Parks and Recreation 
Department and the assistant Milligan 
baseball coach, has the experience it 
takes to fill the position, as one of 
Milligan's finest leaves the spot. 

"He's (Walker) a great man for many 
reasons and his shoes can't be filled," 
said Smith. "It will be of great value to 
me to be able to take up residence in 
Coach Walker's back pocket for these 
next few months and continue to leam a 
great deal from him." 

Smith will be working very closely 
with Walker throughout the spring 
semester, along with President Don 
Jeanes, organizing the responsibilities 
given to him. President Jeanes made the 

announcement at a press conference held 
on Jan. 11, stating that Smith would take 
the position on June 1 , 2001 . 

A native of San Diego, Smith 
received a bachelor's degree in recre- 
ation management from the University of 
Oregon, where he also played baseball 
during his college career. 

Smith spent the next ten years from 
1977 to 1986 as a professional baseball 
player wiUi the Minnesota Twins, San 
Diego Padres and tile Oakland Athletics 
organizations. In 1986, Coach Smith 
became one of the youngest managers 
when the Twins gave him a position with 
the rookie-level Twins' Appalachian 
Farm Club team. 

During his position as Director of 
Elizabethton Parks and Recreation, his 
duties often included such things as 
upkeep, personnel management and 
departmental finance. 

In 1998, Smith joined the Milligan 
College athletic staff as he became the 
assistant baseball coach but he also 
became the interim head coach as the 
team waited in a transition time. 

Smith's duties will include giving 
general supervision to Milligan's coach- 
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Profile: human exercise & performance science 

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What is HPXS? Senior Heather 
Mathews hears that question a lot when 
she tells people that she majors in human 
performance and exercise science. When 
Freshman Leslie Burke was asked what 
HPXS was she said with the most serious 
expression on her face, "That's a com- 
munication major, right?" 

Actually, three different parts make 
up this department. They are exercise sci- 
ence, fitness/wellness, and education. 
Exercise science is the study of the 
movement of the body for better health 
and fitness. With this degree a student 
can become a personal trainer or work in 
a rehabilitation center. 

Matthews chose exercise science as 
her emphasis. 

"Each summer I volunteer at a camp 
for kids with muscular dystrophy," said 
Matthews. "They have given me so much 
over the years, and I want to be able to 
give something back to them." 

She wants to be a massage therapist 
to help people with that disease and oth- 
ers with similar ailments. 

Fitness and wellness focuses on 
maintaining health. It is also possible to 

become a personal trainer with this con- 
centration. To teach education in school a 
bachelor's degree in the education sec- 
tion is all that is needed, but a master's 
degree is an added bonus according to 
graduate student James Buchanan. 

"I can get a job quicker and make 
more money (after graduate work)." 

There are masters' degrees available 
in physical or occupational when asked 
why he choose HPXS as a major. 
Freshman Brandon Broyles answered 

"I have always liked sports," 
Broyles said. "I want to coach high 

Sophomore Andrew Howard not 
only liked HPXS in general but said 
HPXS has benefits in which you can use 
daily. Linda Doan, and Assistant 
Professor of Human Performance and 
Exercise Science, John Simonsen, want 
to inform people that HPXS is harder 
than it sounds. According to Doan peo- 
ple think they know a lot about health 
and fitness, but when it comes down to it 
they do not know all the details. HPXS 
involves math including biomechanics 
and science including exercise physiolo- 
gy and anatomy. But it is not all math and 

HPXS also includes some fun partic- 

ipation classes. Activity courses are 
required, but there is a variety to choose 
from including swimming and racquet- 

Here at Milligan, there is also a 
HPXS extracurricular club. The group 
tries to plan a few activities throughout 
the year. This year the club worked at the 
Bristol motor speedway to raise money. 

Conferences are another factor 
included in this major. Six HPXS majors 
are headed to Columbia, S.C., this week 
to the ACSM, (American College of 
Sports Medicine) conference. The con- 
ference is an opportunity to hear guest 
lecturers and attend a graduate job fair. 

Burke now understands that HPXS 
is not part of the communications depart- 

"Now that I know what HPXS 
stands for and what it is, it sounds like an 
interesting major," she concluded. 

Senior Heather Mathews and Junior Alison Matney 
practice sit and reach to test their flexibility 

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Soccer program undergoes change 

By BlU lll p Kraann 


As a new year dawned, Milligan 
College's soccer programs undcrwenl 
some changes. On January 15 Milligan 
announced John Garvilla, soccer coach 
for men and women, would be stepping 
down as the men's soccer head coach and 
concentrate his interests on the women's 
program. Taking over the men's program 
is Marty Shirley, assistant soccer coach. 

"This has been something that we 
have been talking about for the past year 
to year and a half," said Mark Fox, vice 
president for student development. "Two 
separate programs, four teams, arc just 
too much for one coach to handle. It is 
also a good time for Marty as far as his 
personal development." 

Shirley also said that because he is 
an alumnus of Milligan, he wants to 
make the men's program as successful as 
he possibly can. 

"I'm excited about this opportunity," 
he said. "John has developed a winning 
heritage here at Milligan, and I'm hon- 
ored to have been chosen to continue car- 
rying it out." 
Shirley also added he was eager to start 
training for die fall. 

"I believe this program will not only 
win games on the pitch, but impact many 
young men's lives. As an alumnus, I want 
to make Milligan men's soccer as suc- 
cessful as possible," Shirley said in a 
Milligan press release. 

Not only is Shirley's attitude posi- 

tive about the change, Garvilla's is as 

"I'm looking forward to putting all 
my energy into one program," Garvilla 
said in a Milligan press release. 'Tor the 
past six years, including two at Montrcat 
and four at Milligan, I have been coach- 
ing at least two teams. There are only a 
handful of soccer coaches in the country 
coaching both men and women's teams 
and it is extremely difficult to do and to 
maintain an extended career." 

Many of the players agree that the 
changes will be beneficial as well. 

"We are excited about the change 
and coach Shirley," said Junior Brian 
Davis.. "We know that he will do a great 

"There will definitely be some 
changes," added Davis. "But I think diat 
the guys are ready to roll with the punch- 

Players attitudes on the women's 
team, reflects die same opinions as the 

"I feel that there are positives and 
negatives," said Junior Jillian Schweizer. 
"On one hand, I'm sure it's been disap- 
pointing for Coach Garvilla and unex- 
pected for Coach Shirley, but this gives 
both teams the focus that they need and 

Schweizer added she feels the team 
is happy with the decision. 

"The most important things for us to 
be doing right now are to train and pray," 
said Davis. "Pray for the team, the 

recruits, and the coaches. 

"I respect Coach Shirley as a godly 
man and an excellent coach. This is the 
beginning of a new era in the program 
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By Lauren Keister 


The Milligan College men's basket- 
ball team traveled to Bluefield College 
on Saturday and returned home with 
anodier Appalachian Athletic Conference 
win. The Buffaloes beat the Rams 75-69. 

"We were up by 15 in the first half," 
said Nathan Jenkins, senior guard. "We 
were hoping to increase our lead in the 
second half but Bluefield made some 
good shots and actually beat us in the 
second half." 

The Buffs are first in the conference 
with an 8-1 record and hold a 15-4 over- 
all record. 

"Our only conference loss has been 

to Covenant," said Jenkins. "We played 
as five individuals that day instead of as 
a team. 

Jenkins said that since this semester 
began the team has really come together 
to win some tough games. 

"I believe wc have shown great 
improvement since the beginning of the 
season," added senior power forward, 
Caleb Gilmer. 

The Buffaloes are ranked thirteenth 
in the nation according to the Jan. 16 
ranking on the NAJA website. 

Milligan will be back in action this 
week with an away game at King College 
on Jan. 23, and will be hosting Alice 
Lloyd College on Jan. 25. 

Baseball Pics 

The Milligan Baseball team at practice for their 
upcoming scrimmage against East Tennesee State 
University this Saturday at noon. 

Above- Buffs stretch before practice. 

Left- Coach Clark observes during practice. 

Right- Pitcher Richard Maryland reaches for a hit. 

Photos by Jason Harville 

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Dinner.. .and a movie 

By Nathan & Nevan 

Restaurant Critics 

It's high noon-lunch time, and the 
streets are lined with spectators. Hungry? 
You bet they are. This is the final draw, 
the quick and the dead and the wind 
blows tumblewecd through the streets as 
a tribute to former competitors. Yet, only 
two remain, Ridgewood and Dixie. And 
when the clock strikes twelve who will 
be standing? Or perhaps I should say, 
who will be serving? 

When the occasion arises, which are 
you going to choose? Dixie or 
Ridgewood? Perhaps it is a business 
lunch, a guys/gals night out or the fami- 
lies in town desiring a local experience. 
We don't recommend them for romance, 
both are too messy for a first date. Dixie 
lies a little closer to home, "just out north 
Roan." While Ridgewood, worth the 
trip, is nestled away down the country 
roads between E-town and Bluff City. 
Either place will cost you about at least 
$5-$7. Both are small restaurants, their 
decor is cluttered but cozy and each 
reflects their own contribution to East 

Now on to the 
By Nathan Poling 

Film Critic 

There is nothing like watching a 
movie and discovering that it is one giant 
advertising ploy. ET did it with Reese's 
Pieces and the lately released " Cast 
Away" does it with FedEx. Some audi- 
ences may find such product placement 
tedious and it is arguable that such meth- 
ods can reduce the overall impact of a 
film. Tom Hanks stars in this production 
directed by Robert Zemeckjs, who also 
directed "Romancing the Stone," 
"Forrest Gump" and "What Lies 

This Robinson Crusoe-like film has 
a touch of realism not found in many pic- 
tures, with Hanks actually having to 
undergo drastic physical changes such as 
losing weight and growing a beard for 
the part. "Cast Away" provides a unique 
glimpse into an isolated human mind 
struggling to remain sane. Hanks' per- 
formance is superb, as is Helen Hunt in 

Tennessee culture. For a bit of Milligan 
trivia look closely in either restaurant and 
sec if you can find Milligan artifacts both 
recent and past. A note for all you 
Yankee's, Dixie appears to cling to some 
post civil war bitterness, so beware. 
Enough with the nitty-gritty, now's the 
time for your town marshals to give you 
the skinny on these two outlaws. 

Nc van's Pick 

The deck has been stacked in 
Ridge wood's flavor. Of course, 
Ridgewood has the finest, and cutest 
waitresses hands down. But, why else 
would people make such a long drive to 
the midtjle of nowhere? Maybe it is for 
the world famous barbecue baked beans 
that are rich in flavor and very thick. On 
the other hand, maybe it's for the hot, 
crispy and greasy fries unlcvelcd by any- 
one else in the business, (unlike the cold 
fries at Dixie). No, we all know it's 
about the barbecue. Ridgewood is sim- 
ply the best. The sliced pork sandwich is 
the mountain lop experience, the Everest 
of barbecue smothered with a Texas 
sweat and sour barbecue sauce that has 
some real "Texas wang." Unlike Dixie, 


her supporting role. The setting location 
and scenic backdrops are breathtaking. 

"Cast Away" is a film that fits well 
with the current trend of what some 
would call "survivor mania." Throughout 
the history of film and literature, one 
recurring theme is the survival of man 
against the elements. While not necessar- 
ily as emotional or dramatic as "The 

Tom Hanks experiences a life similiar to Robinson 
Crusoe in his latest hit film Cast Away. 

Perfect Storm," "Cast Away" provides a 
more psychological perspective to mat 
theme. "Cast Away" is a good film defi- 
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only one sauce is needed to accomplish 
such a feat. No gimmicks necessary. 
Ridgewood stands the lest of time and 
the tastcbuds. As for Dixie, get a rope. 

Nathan's Pick 

I heg to differ with my deputy dawg, 
who's just a youngsta, a lendcrfoot, a 
cowpoke dazed by the smoke and the 
fog. Let me tell you details of why Dixie 
celebrates her rival's defeat. Upon 
arrival, you are greeted with the sweet 
scent of mesquite and the smile of a wait- 
ress who will show you a seat. The wait- 
resses are efficient but cross them and 
they'll sass you right back. The sweet tea 
is just like you like it, East-Tennessee 
sweet. My struggle is always between 
getting the hot seasoned fries, (bake not 
fried) or the sweet and moist corn bread, 
(low on the crumbly sidej. There arc 12 
sauces to chose from, whatever tickles 
your fancy, perhaps it's Devil's dew or if 
you're strong enough, Dave's Insanity. 
However, I prefer the local tomato based 
sauce, East Tennessee Red. It is the per- 
fect blend of hickory and sweet. The 
killer bullet is this single fact, unlike 
other restaurants that proclaim to serve 

Mexico continued 

....subdivision, but the Mexican gov- 
ernment prohibited the entry of United 
States lumber. Although the group man- 
aged to get the trucks across the boarder, 
they had only two and a half hours to 
unload the truck, a task that normally 
takes nine hours. 

"One box truck and three trailers 
were being unloaded at a ferocious pace 
by both American and Mexican brothers 
and sisters," said Rob Minton, 
CrossRoads director. "The incredible 
pace, the smiles, the cheering, the unity, 
and the communication despite the two 
languages were a ministry to anyone 
watching. By 6 p.m. the last truck had 
rolled across the boarder." 

The group finally reached their des- 
tination and Milligan students set to work 
building houses and reaching out in the 
medical field. For many of those 
involved the setbacks became evidence 
of how God can work through a crisis sit- 
uation and also added sentimental value 
to the rest of the trip. 

"My most memorable moment on 
the Mexico trip was when we got to go to 
a Mexican church service," Patrick said. 
"Even though none of us spoke the same 
language, we all sang together in Spanish 
and worshiped the same God." 

Despite everything that happened, 
the students were still challenged and 
inspired by the trip. 

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fact alone makes eating barbecue a din- 
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Dixie, "It's a southern thing," you either 
understand it, respect it or reject it. Just 
know I'm a big fan. 

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Serving the Millj)'." 1 College Community since I92fi 

Volume 65 Number 13 

Willimon encourages delight in worship 

By Wes Jamison 

Contributing Reporter 

Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon 
encouraged the Milligan community lo 
bring Iheir experiences with them into 
worship instead of approaching it with an 
attitude of removal. 

"I think Christians arc often no 
more counter-cultural than when we wor- 
ship God," said Willimon. "It's the cen- 
ter of Christian life. All of our lives are 

Milligan College welcomed 
Willimon to campus this week as the 
annual Staley Lecturer, who addressed 
the issue of Christian worship in his three 

Willimon spoke of the struggle to 
follow Jesus in the contemporary world. 

"Following Jesus is against my 
nature," he said. "It takes a lifetime of 

Willimon hopes that Christians will 
take from his lectures a greater sense of 
enjoyment and delight in worship along 
with a more critical assessment of wor- 

"I thought he was well-positioned to 
enrich the ongoing conversation on wor- 
ship," said Phil Kenneson, professor of 
theology and philosophy at Milligan and 
a member of the committee that chose 
Willimon. "I thought he would be able to 
engage it faithfully and that students 



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serves as Dean of the chapel and 
Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke 
University and Duke University Divinity 
School in Durham, N.C. 

"It was refreshing to hear an articu- 
late, high profile 
church figure 
who understands 
that Jesus is a 
demanding Lord, 
and who doesn't 
shy away from 
presenting Jesus 

would be engaged by his ability to capti- 
vate with insightful content." 

Willimon delivered lectures on 
Tuesday morning in Seeger Chapel, 
Tuesday evening in Hyder Auditorium, 
and Thursday morn- 
ing in Seeger Chapel. 
He visited with a 
homiletics class on 
Wednesday after- 

Named one of 
the twelve most 
effective preachers in the English-speak- 
ing world by a 1996 Baylor University 
survey, Willimon is an ordained minister 
in the United Methodist Church. He 

"Following Jesus is against my 
nature. It takes a lifetime of work. " 

-Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon 

as potentially unattractive," said Jason 
Evans, a senior humanities major. 

Many appreciated the simplicity of 
Willimon 's presentations. 

Prospective professors to fill empty shoes 

New Communications faculty candidate 
Charles Goodin. 

By Chad Booth 

News Editor 

Recently, both the communications 
department and the humanities depart- 
ment have been interviewing prospective 
professors to fill the shoes of those lost 
due to retirement or moving. 
Charles Goodin, a graduate student at 
Regent University was on campus this 

New Humanities faculty candidate Dr Jill 

past Friday interviewing for the commu- 
nications position. 

Goodin is currently involved in a 
teaching fellowship program at Regent 
and has a Master's degree in fine arts 
.and screenwriting. 

"I have a lot of acting experience, 
both professional and amateur produc- 
tions, and experience with different 
aspects of film.production," said Goodin. 

Dr. Bruce Montgomery, head of the 

communications department, said that 
the decision is yet to be made but that 
they would like to decide as soon as pos- 

"We want the person in place as 
soon as the fall," said Montgomery. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Jill Leroy-Frazier 
interviewed in Hardin for the Humanities 
position vacated by Dr. Terry Dibble. 

Leroy-Frazier said she worked in the 
academic honors program at Morehead 
State University and had been there since 
1993. She has a doctorate in American 
Literature and literature theory. 

Dr. Jack Knowles, head of the 
humanities department, said they had 
interviewed three candidates in the past 
nine days and have no plans to interview 
more at this time. 

"I would hope that we could make a 
decision by the end of February," said 

"I think he is a really great speaker. 
Although he is a very learned man he 
spoke in every day words," said Andrew 
Parker, chair of the campus spiritual life 
committee. "His message is practical for 

Willimon ate lunch with students in 
the cafeteria both Tuesday and 
Wednesday, a fact which many students 

"I thought it was really cool that he 
ate with the students instead of just hang- 
ing out with the faculty," said Parker. "It 
was cool that he took the time to answer 
our questions." 

Willimon graduated from Wofford 
College, Yale Divinity School, and 
Emory University and has received 
numerous honorary degrees. He is also a 
prolific writer, having published more 
than fifty books. 

The Staley Distinguished Christian 
Scholar Lectures were established in 
1 969 in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas 
F. Staley and Judge and Mrs. H. H. 
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Dinner... and a movie g\<0< 

By Nevan Hooker 

Restaurant Critic 

The Samurai Showdown... 

It's Shanghai noon. You're as hun- 
gry as Harry Caray. Your appetite- sumo. 
And since Milligan has put the kibosh on 
using Wok's in your dorm room, it leaves 
you with three choices; Makato's, 
Misaki's, or Moto's. 

Three honorable choices. Each to be 
considered the black 
belt of Japanese food 
in the Tri-cities area. 
Don't listen to the 
Hawaiian's on campus; they would have 
you believe otherwise. Besides what are 
we all looking for in life? Some good 
shrimp sauce- the eighth wonder of the 
world. And all three deliver the goods. 
All are located close together on Roan 
Street, so it makes the decision even 
tougher. Each restaurant is cheap for 
lunch, but may set you back a few yen as 


prices nearly double for dinner. Yet, 
Moto's is the cheapest, so you don't have 
to be a member of the Ming Dynasty to 
dine there. Makato's and Misaki's each 
serve it up live and direct from the orient 
with all the trimmings Iron Chef style. 
Samurai says, go to Makato's for highest 
quality food. It may take you a while. It 
could take up to 90 minutes to enjoy a 
meal. In addition to the quality food, pre- 
pare to make new friends in the cozy 
non-western seating 
However, Moto's 
serves it up oriental 
express style, fast and fresh. From 
Yimbo to Ninja, all food warriors know 
that one stands out. On taste, time, price, 
and most importantly consistency, even 
Godzilla could pick which one. And 
what better to wash it all down with than 
a nice fortune cookie. "Confucius says 
he who cats at Moto's has made a wise 

By Nathan Poling 

Film Critic 

"Save The Last Dance" is a chick 
flick, albeit a chick flick maybe worth 
watching. Scan Patrick Thomas and Julia 
Stiles star in this film about a young 
aspiring ballerina named Sara (Stiles) 
whose world unexpectedly comes crash- 
ing down. Sara's mother dies in a car 
wreck and she is sent to live with her 
father in inner city Chicago. There she 
attends an almost exclusively African 
American public school and is almost 
instantly inundated in African American 
and hip-hop culture. She falls for an 
African American classmate (Thomas) 
and predictably a lovely little romance 

Similar to the recently released 
"Finding Forrester," "Save The Last 
Dance" deals openly with racial issues, 
focusing especially on the color barrier 

between blacks and whites. The film's 
soundtrack is fairly decent and even 
those who are not hip-hop fans might 
find themselves grooving to the beat. 
Though the acting and cinematography is 
average at best, the overall effect of the 
film is more powerful than your average 
everyday chick flick. 

While not exactly promoting saintly 
moral values or ideals, this film strongly 
pushes the positive message that racial 
boundaries can and sometimes should be 
crossed. However, as all too often occurs 
in Hollywood, good values arc packaged 
along with "not-so-good" values and this 
significantly reduces the positive moral 
aspects of the film. At its conclusion, the 
audience is more likely talking about the 
film's seductive and often erotic dance 
moves rather than about racial harmony 
or a positive sense of uplifting. This film 
is a maybe and scores a 5.5 out of 10 so 
save it for those cold and dreary open 
dorm nights... if even then. 

Education major requires time and creativity 

By Shannon Smith 


At Lakeridge Elementary, a school 
not so far from here, two young students 
stare in awe at a record spinning on a 
record player. A little boy whispers to the 
girl standing beside him, "They had these 
big CDs before hot water." With a con- 
fused look, the little girl asks what CDs 
have to do with hot water, and the little 
boy replies with a knowing tone, "They 
put these big CDs in hot water and then 
they shrink." 

Humorous situations like these 
make junior music education major 
Amanda Daugherty want to be an ele- 
mentary school music teacher. 

More than 20 percent of students at 
Milligan are education majors. Most of 
them did not choose to be teachers 
because they get three months in the 
summer off; many just want to make a 
difference in a person's life. 

Sophomore Faith Robbins has 
always wanted to teach kids. When she 
was a senior in high school she had the 
opportunity to tutor freshmen that were 

having trouble keeping up. 

"I want to teach young kids and help 
them learn at an early age," Robbins said. 
"That way I can help them and not just 
pass them along." 

Not only do these students want to 
be teachers, but they also want to set an 
example for the children under their 

"Kids need a male role model in 
their lives," said Senior Erik Eckman, 
who wants to be a coach. 

The education major is known for 
being a rigorous program, loaded with 
credit hours in classes ranging from early 
intervention to physical education meth- 
ods. Education majors have many 
degrees to choose from, and a double 
major is usually required. For example, a 
combination of early childhood educa- 
tion and math will allow students to be 
elementary math teachers. 

"People think being an education 
major is taking the easy road out, but in 
all actuality it is very time consuming," 
said Junior Adrianne Trogden. "This 
major requires 18 hours every semester. 
You also need to be creative because 

there are a lot of projects due." 

The last semester of the senior year 
is dedicated to student teaching, which 
does not pay. Student teachers share a 
classroom with a regular teacher to 
observe a classroom of students in 
action. They also get hands on learning 
experience by preparing their own lesson 
plans and being able to teach them. 

Students are now going into class- 
rooms when they are freshman. This is 
not the same as student teaching, but they 
still get a feel for what the job is like. 

"I was nervous at first, but this 
allowed [me] to get over it and realize 
this is what I want to do," said freshman 
Staci Gray. 

Junior Amy Hulcher said the educa- 
tion classes are challenging, but some are 
also fun, like music methods. 

"Mrs. Runner interacts really well 
with us," Hulcher said. "Even if you are 
not going to be a music teacher her les- 

sons can apply to activities you can do 
with your class." 

This semester, a new education club 
has started, "Milligan College Guiding 
Young Children." The new club is start- 
ing off its semester by collecting sponges 
and other creativity projects to donate to 
the Arizona mission trip during spring 
break. The students going on the trip will 
use the supplies to give them to poor 
children on the reservation. 

"The schools in the area of Arizona 
where we are working are really bad," 
said Junior Erin Hogshead. "The dona- 
tions will improve the children's creativ- 
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Milligan loses standout athletes to California 

By Phillip Brown 

Sports Editor 

Former Milligan soccer player Mercy Akide 
fights for the ball in the 2000 Olympics. 

AP Photo 

From Milligan College to the 2000 
Olympics and now to professional soc- 
cer, Mercy Akide and Florence 
Omagbemi are experiencing it all. 

The two Nigerian national team 
members have recently made the deci- 
sion to play in the Women's United 
Soccer Association (WUSA) instead of 
returning to play soccer at Milligan. 

"We will miss them of course," said 
John Garvilla, women's coach, "But they 
have to do what's best for them," 

Omagbemi scored eight goals with 
nine assists, while Akide posted a school 
record of 42 goals in addition to 15 
assists as they led the Lady BuiTs to a 
TVAC championship in 1999. Following 
(heir first season' at Milligan they decid- 
ed to take off the fall of 2000 to partici- 
pate in the Olympic games for their 
native country. 

Both players represented Nigeria 
well in the land Down Under, as Akide 
was the only player to record goals 
against two of the top programs in the 
world, the United States and Norway. 

"It would have been better for them, 
contractually, to have made the decision 
to go pro prior to the Olympics," stated 

Akide and Omagbemi would have 
received more money if they had gotten 

Track team competes 

By Misty Fry 

Managing Editor 

While Milligan College does not 
have a track, it does have a track team, 
and a pretty competitive one at that. 

"Track is a definite plus, said fresh- 
man Isaac Jensen, an 800-meter runner. 
"1 like track better, it's a faster pace and 
there are a lot of events to choose 
from... not just crazy distance people." 

On Saturday, February 3, the track 
team competed in the Clemson 
Invitational, in Clemson, S.C., a Division 
I school. The team competed with other 
top-notch teams such as UT, ETSU, and 

On the girl's team, each participated 
in the 1600-meter race, or the mile. 
Dawn Shatzer placed 19 for the lady 
buffs with a time of 5-minutes, 30 sec- 
onds. Shae Trousdale placed 33 with a 
time of 5:46 and Angela McGraw ran 
5:55, placing 39. 

"I was excited about my time, con- 
sidering the tight conditions on 
Clemson's indoor track," Trousdale said. 

The men's team also put forth a solid 
effort. Geoffery Maritim ran the 3,000- 
meter run, which is ten laps on 
Clemson's indoor track. Maritim came 

in a close second place, losing by . 1 8 of 
a second to a runner from Brazil. Ryan 
Starr and Shane Oakleaf each ran the 
1600, with times of 4:40 and 4:51 respec- 

"My goal for the year is to get faster 
for the 3000," Oakleaf said. I don't like 
the bigger competition as much, but we 
can only go to schools with an indoor 
track and they are usually bigger 

drafted, but that would have required a 
decision prior to their trip to Sydney. 

Akide and Florence were unavail- 
able for comment. 

Even though Garvilla wishes them 
the best, he still feels it is better to get 
your education first. 

"Especially for Florence, she had 
already completed three years of school, 
two in Nigeria, and one here," Garvilla 

According to Garvilla, a deal is 
being drawn up between Akide and 
Omagbemi with cither the Bay area or 
San Diego teams in the WUSA. 

Milligan's soccer program will 
experience a loss, and it will be felt heav- 
iest by their team. 

"I'm sad they are not coming back 
because they make everything so much 
fun," said sophomore Courtney Siber. "I 
wish them the best of luck and with their 
talents I know they will succeed." 

The Lady Buffs, however, have not 
lost hope in the losing of two of their 

"It was disappointing, but we can do 
it without them," the two senior captains, 
Heather Fckman and Jillian Schwcizcr 

Former Milligan soccer player Florence Omagbemi (bottom right) played tor Nigeria in the 2000 
Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 


By Phillip Brown 

Sports Editor 

Lady Buffs 
continue their 
winning streak 

Milligan College — Despite starting 
the season off slow, the Lady Buffs have 
won 7 of their last 8, including a 73-50 
win over Bluefield College. 

The game began slow as Milligan 
shot poorly but played tight defense and 
rebounded well. The one first half bright 
spot was senior Amy Moody, who came 
in off the bench and scored 4 straight 

Junior Melissa Potter posted great 
numbers including 13 points, 7 rebounds, 
and 5 assists. Sophomore Nicky Jesson 
also added 13 points to go with her 10 
boards and 4 assists. 

"I was pleased with today," said 
head coach Rich Aubrey, "We are in a 
good stretch and still improving. We 
played great defense today." 


Buffs defeated in 

Milligan College — The Buffs came 
up on the short end Saturday, as they lost 
to conference rival Bluefield College, 
68-64. Their record drops to 19-6, 11-2 
in the conference. 

The Buffs started the game slow as 
they went into halftime down 38-20. But 
Head Coach Tony Wallingford had a dif- 
ferent story in mind, and so did his play- 
ers as they outscored the Rams 44-28 in 
the 2nd half. 

Seniors Nathan Jenkins and Lance 
Ashby combined for 26 points of their 
2nd half total. Caleb Gilmer added 1 4 
points and Derek Dyer grabbed 6 offen- 
sive rebounds. 

However, it was too little too late. 
With the score tied at 64 with 1 5 seconds 
left, Bluefield's David Vespie hit a cru- 
cial three-point shot The Buffs failed to 
score on the other end and fouled Vespie 
with only 5.9 seconds left. Vespie 
missed the first and made the second giv- 
ing Bluefield the victory. 

///<■ Stampede 

Thursday, February 8. 2001 


Page 4 

Stampede's response to delay of press 

By Krishana Kraft 

Senior Editor 

On Jan. 25 The Stampede was dis- 
tributed four hours late, instead of its 
usual time after chapel. 

The delay came after The Stampede 
staff, led by Editor-in-Chief Natalie 
Alund, agreed to an administration 
request to hold the Derthick renovation 
story until the faculty were informed at a 
meeting that afternoon. 

"The faculty is due the respect to 
hear about what is going to happen to 
their work environment, rather than read- 
ing about it four hours earlier in The 
Stampede," said President Don Jcanes. 
"And that is the reason 1 asked Chad to 
hold the story." 

Booth said the call to hold the story 
came on Monday, Jan. 22, when he called 
Jeanes to interview him about the reno- 
vations. Booth had interviewed 
Academic Dean Mark Matson and archi- 
tect Tony Street the week before. 

"When I approached Dr. Matson 
about the story, he was happy to talk 
about it with me," Booth said. "The only 
thing he asked me not to do was take pic- 

tures of the interior plans." 

Matson said he didn't think about 
the timing of the article during his inter- 
view with Booth, so he freely shared the 
renovation information. 

Jeanes said he takes responsibility 
for not clearly communicating to the cab- 
inet to not speak about the renovations to 
The Stampede until after the faculty 

lie said this story wasn't an issue of 
confidentiality, but one of timing. 

"It was not a controversial issue and 
it wasn't some attempt to hide anything," 
Jeanes said. "I feel like at that point The 
Stampede should work with the college, 
which they did, to make it a winning sit- 
uation for everybody." 

Jim Dahlman, The Stampede faculty 
adviser, said that when Jeanes phoned 
him on Jan. 22 and asked for the story to 
be delayed, he told Jcanes that, as advis- 
er, he wouldn't make that decision. 

"I explained my reason as being that 
this was a student-led paper and I wanted 
the students to lead it as as much as pos- 
sible," Dahlman said. "And this is part 
of their education in learning to sort 
through some of these issues and make 
decisions. I didn't think it was my role in 

Letter to the Editor 

I have a great idea! Let's have a lib- 
eral arts college, with a theatre program, 
and a theatre major, then take away the 
only performance space! Yes, this seems 
perfectly logical!!! I opened the last issue 
of the Stampede and read that Derthick 
Hall is to be renovated. However, that 
also means replacing it with a lecture hall 
and lounge. I cannot help but think there 
could have been a better solution. 
Couldn't the theatre have been renovated 
and used as as a lecture hall as well? I am 
a senior and have been involved in 
Milligan theatre for four years. This deci- 
sion does not affect me as much as the 
theatre majors who will be without a per- 
formance Space for three to four years. 
They came to Milligan expecting that, as 
theatre majors, they would have a place 
to perform. The program has already 

operated on minimal funds and supplies. 
Now it lacks the most essential element 
to put on productions. My purpose is not 
to point fingers, but in concern for drama 
students, to stress the need for perform- 
ance space as soon as possible. Before 
taking out Derthick Theatre, another the- 
atre should have been built in its place. It 
is a shame to see Derthick Theatre, which 
holds such a rich history and tradition, 
torn down in the renovation. It holds 
many memories of great productions 
throughout the years. As the theatre 
department works to produce Hamlet, it 
is sad to think that it will be the final pro- 
duction on that stage. 

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this particular situation to make that 

An hour after that phone call, The 
Stampede editorial staff met for its week- 
ly meeting. Regular business was dis- 
cussed first and dien Dahlman explained 
the situation to the staff. 

Dahlman said tile staff had to decide 
between distributing the paper as sched- 
uled, delaying distribution or cutting the 
Derthick story from the print edition and 
putting it online after the faculty meet- 

lie said possible consequences of 
running the story as scheduled included 
losing access to the president's office as 
a future news source. 

Editor's discussed the options for 
about 20 minutes. Some staff members 
wanted to delay distribution; others did- 
n't want it to look like The Stampede was 
caving in under the pressure. The staff 
decided that the final decision would be 
made by Alund. 

"To Natalie's credit, she said she 
needed to sleep on it and pray about it, so 
the decision was delayed until the next 
day," Dahlman said. 

To Alund, the timing of this article 
was everything. She said she doesn't 
want the public to think The Stampede 
will continue to hold news because of 
timing issues. 

"I was torn between what I felt to be 
my journalistic duty and my role in 
respecting authority. It was a very hard 
decision," Alund said. "I am disappoint- 
ed that we held the story till 3:45. 
Breaking news is breaking news, but we 
did it in the best interest of the Milligan 

Dahlman said that if the delay in dis- 
tribution kept the truth from being told, a 
different decision probably would have 
been made. 

The newspaper is part of the com- 
munity," Dahlman said. "It has a certain 
role and responsibility to tell the truth 
about the matters that arc important or 
significant to the community." 

Matson said he also sees The 
Stampede as part of this community. 

"The price of freedom is the need for 
individuals to be responsible with it. We 
are free, but free within the responsibili- 
ty for the greater good," Matson said. 

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Thursday, February 22, 2001 

ScrvillK thr MilliKiin Collrge < ommunily since l<)Zr, 

Volume 65 Number 14 

Plague on Milligan network affects campus 

By Chad Booth 

News Editor 

On Saturday morning, Milligan stu- 
dents were met with an unwelcome com- 
puter problem. 

"We're still not a hundred percent 
sure what happened," said Mike Smith, 
director of infor- 
mation technolo- 

Smith says 
that they are 
going under the 
assumption that 
the Tl line, 
which connects 
our network with 
the main server at 
King College, suffered a power surge 
that shorted out both the router on the 
Milligan campus and the router at King. 

Smith has been in contact with 
Sprint since the problem manifested 
itself this past weekend. 

Sprint replaced the router at 
Milligan on Monday and was hard at 

"If you want to find a book we 
can tell you the general area to look 
in but you just have to look around 
on the shelves. " 

- Tami Pettit, 
public services librarian 

work Tuesday replacing the router at 
King College. 

"I've not heard of anything happen- 
ing like this on a Tl line," Smith said. 

As of Tuesday afternoon, Smith was 
uncertain of how soon service would be 
re-established since he was uncertain of 
the problem. However, he stressed that 
they arc doing 
everything their 
power to restore 
service as quickly 
as possible, and he 
was thinking of new 
procedures to pre- 
vent incidents like 
this in the future. 

Only a week 
ago Milligan has to 
disconnect service for a half a day due to 
an infection by the "Anna Koumikova 
Virus" which was intended to erase 
memory from a computer after e-mailing 
itself to everyone on the user's global 
mailing list. Luckily, the virus was 
flawed and only caused a few headaches 
rather than network-wide destruction. 

According to CNN, Dutch police have 
taken the young hacker who allegedly 
designed the virus into custody. 

Yet another recent problem arose 
when a hub in the MSA portion of cam- 
pus began sending out the Internet equiv- 
alent of static. Computer services was 
forced to shut down student e-mail func- 
tions for the day while 
they replaced the hub. 

With all of the prob- 
lems with the server, 
Milligan students may 
be inclined to think that 
the school's technology 
is outdated and in need 
of replacement, but 
Smith said, "That's just 
not the case." 

The rash of recent outages in service 
has reached an uncomfortable level of 
frequency and is causing major problems 
for normal operations in the school. 
Many students have noticed the most 
drastic problem in the library. According 
to Tami Pettit, public services librarian, 
there is no back up for when the server is 


"We have a cart full of books that 
need to be checked in and it takes twice 
as long to check books out because you 
have to write everything down," said 
Pettit. "If you want to find a book we can 
tell you the general area to look in but 
you just have to look around on the 

The outage prevents 
students from searching 
the catalogue and getting 
to online databases for 

Nancy McKee, ref- 
erence librarian, 
instructs freshmen 
humanities students for 
their required library 
research component of class. 

"One of the major components of 
research is learning how to use the online 
databases," said McKee. "The bottom 
line is I couldn't show the students how 
to research the materials we have online 
because we couldn't access the databas- 

Professor Steffey becomes Dr. Carrie 

By Paige Wassel 


Last week, almost three years of 
coursework came to a close as Carrie 
Steffey, assistant professor of communi- 
cations, completed the final defense of 
her dissertation to receive her doctorate 

"It was something I wanted to take 
care of, and in 1998, 1 had the opportuni- 
ty to pursue it at Virginia Tech," Steffey 

According to Steffey, this final 
defense was the last of six graduate 
exams, all of which were two-hour oral 
exams. It gave her a chance to present 
the results of her study to a committee of 
about five people, who would ask ques- 
tions about her topic, data analysis, and 
its implications for future research. 

"I did about 1.5 years of course- 
work, and worked on my dissertation 
since then. My degree work included 
research, theory, some practical courses, 
and my dissertation." 

Steffey commented that her course- 
work included such classes as, "instruc- 

tional design, digital audio, virtual reali- 
ty courses from the Web, courses on 
Web-based instruction, and digital 

Several Milligan students participat- 
ed in her experimental study, "The 
Effects of Visual/Verbal Cues in 
Multimedia Instruction" this fall. 

"Students answered questions after 
either watching a full motion video or 
reading text on the (computer) screen, 
and I collected my results from their 
responses," Steffey stated. 

Carrie Steffey's Ph.D. in Curriculum 
and Instruction, Instructional 

Technology, digital video and multime- 
dia emphasis, will be official in May, 
when she walks across the stage at 
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. 

"It was a learning experience, but 
I'm glad it's over. Some people say after 
this experience that diey never want to go 
to school again. I would enjoy being a 
student in the classroom again, just 
maybe not for the big degree, but for the 
learning experience." 

Carmen Allen, administrative assis- 
. tant to the dean, commented on other fac- 

ulty members who had received higher 
degrees fairly recently. Allen said that 
Chris Heard, assistant professor of Bible, 
received his Ph.D. last spring, Tami 
Pettit, public services librarian also com- 
pleted her masters in Library Science 
recently, and Joy Drinnon, assistant pro- 
fessor of psychology, received her Ph.D. 
in August of last year. 

According to Heard, he received his 
Ph.D. in Religious Studies from 
Southern Methodist University in May 
2000. Drinnon also related she had 
received her Ph.D. in Experimental 
Psychology from the University of 
Tennessee. Her dissertation was entitled, 
"Assessing Forgiveness: The 

Development and Validation of the Act 
of Forgiveness Scale" in which she said 
that she formulated a scale to measure 
the varying degrees to which someone 
forgives those around him or her for "an 
offense or betrayal." 

"For my dissertation, I gave the 
scale to over 1 000 people and compared 
their scores on my scale to other meas- 
ures of forgiveness and related emotions 
and behaviors (e.g., revenge). My scale is 

a useful and valid measure of forgiveness 
toward a specific offender," Drinnon 

Dr. Carrie Steffey is zo~. 
friends at Pal's 

ratulated by her 

The Stampede 

Thursday.February 22, 2001 


Page 2 

Dinner... and a movie 

By Nevan Hooker 

Restaurant Critic 

The Tri-Citics Restaurant 
Grammy Awards 
Best of Steak 




Best Salsa Soundtrack 

Cootie Brown's 

Taquiero El Durango 


Best Sandwich Collaboration 


Duck Duck Goose Cafe 

Cranberry Thistle 

Best Pizza Performance 

Schlotzsky's Deli 

Cootie Brown's 

Papa John's 

Best New Tea 



Red Pig 

Best Mexican Song 

Taquiero El Durango 


El Matador 

Best Deal of the Year 

Ci Ci's 



Best Expensive Romantic Rendezvous 

Parson's Table 



Best Frugal Romantic Rendezvous 


Cranberry Thistle 

Picnic at Patton Cemetery 

Worst Break-up Restaurant 


Aunt B's 

Milligan Cafeteria 

Worst Place to Be Spotted By 

Milligan Administration 

Poor Richards 

Sophisticated Otter 

The Mouse's Ear 

B y Nathan Poling 

Film Critic 

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" 
is a superb movie, and certainly deserves 
the 1 Oscar nominations it has received. 
Breathtaking scenery, an emotional 
soundtrack, gracefully acrobatic chore- 
ography and a tender romance all make 
this film a definite must-sec. The original 
version is in 
Mandarin with 
English and 

Cantonese subti- 
tles. It opened in 
Hong Kong the 
summer of 2000 
but has only recent- 
ly been widely 
released here in the 
United States. 

Chow Yan Fat (Anna And The King) 
and Bond-girl Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow 
Never Dies) star in this richly woven tale 
of revenge, love and honor. Set in ancient 

China, "Crouching Tiger" sheds new 
light on a rich culture that the current age 
of Jackie Chan movies neglects to show. 
For those squeamish about violence 
and gore, be not discouraged. 
"Crouching Tiger" is surprisingly gore- 
free. "Crouching Tiger" seems to possess 
a certain romantic quality that places it 
more in the King 
Arthurian Era rather than 
this current Age of 

"Crouching Tiger" is 
highly recommended. 
After all, there must be 
something significant 
about a Mandarin-lan- 
guage foreign film that 
actually makes it to Eastern Tennessee. 
"Crouching Tiger" receives a 10 out of 
1 and would complete a perfect evening 
after dinner with that significant some- 
one — perhaps at a Chinese restaurant? 

Fine arts strive for excellence 

By Sarah Small 

Features Editor 

Amidst a flurry of people and food 
senior art minor Tara Marasco hangs the 
last few photographs in Ground Zero, the 
hallway gallery in the basement of 
Derthick. Her years of art classes at 
Milligan College have led up to this 
week, the opening of her senior show. 

"1 think the fine arts department isn't 
as recognized as it should be," Marasco 
said." "A lot of work goes into these 

Art and photography majors have 
the opportunity to display their work and 
talents in Ground Zero, while theatre 
majors perform plays upstairs in 
Derthick theater. Yet, after May the the- 
ater will be replaced with a lecture hall 
because of Derthick renovations. 
Construction will begin on a new build- 
ing, which will hold the theater in about 
three years. 

"Even though I realize that the 

changes to Derthick are positive things, it 
is still upsetting to realize that there will 
be no performing space my senior year," 
said Hannah Carson, junior theater 
major. "Although the theater we have 

"/ think the fine arts depart- 
ment isn't as recognized as it 
should be. " 

- Tara Marasco 

now is not an ideal space, it is still a place 
full of memories. I just worry about how 
Milligan is going to compensate for the 
theatre department." 

The fine arts program at Milligan 
includes three majors, art, photography, 
or theatre art. According to the 2000 cat- 
alog the fine arts program, "cultivates the 
development of Christian artists who glo- 
rify God by striving for the highest stan- 
dards of artistic excellence — ministering 
to people through their art and contribut- 
ing to the richness and beauty of life." 

"I like our art department because it 

is small, so we get more personal atten- 
tion," said Chris Brandow, senior art 
major. "The professors here are really 
good, and they can concentrate on me 
more (than at a big school)." 

All fine arts majors are required to 
go on a field studies trip. These trips usu- 
ally alternate between Washington D.C. 
and New York City, which is where they 
will head this spring. While they are 
there they will visit museums and attend 
a play. Field studies trips are intended to 
provide inspiration and an opportunity to 
observe professional artists' work and 

"I think (the trip) is a great opportu- 
nity for Milligan students to be together 
and photograph, and it is a chance of a 
lifetime to build new friendships and see 
new things," said Bethany Haynes, junior 
photography major. 

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Page 3 

Women's tennis team looks forward to season 

By Phillip Brown 

Sports Editor 

The Lady BufTs posted a brilliant 
record last year and are anxious to see if 
they can do it again. 

"It is going to be tough to match an 
undefeated conference record," said head 
coach Marvin Glover, "But I like the 
look of the team this year." 

The Lady Buffs went 12-0 against 
their Appalachian Athletic Conference 
opponents in 2000, and did not lose to 
any team that they faced except for their 
season opener against Lees-McRac by 
one point. 

In 2000, following the loss to Lees- 
McRae, the ladies went unbeaten until 
the NAIA National Tournament, where 
they would like to return and, fair a bit 

This season the tournament will be 
run a little differently. As opposed to last 
year, qualifying for the tournament will 
be based on individuals rather dian on the 
team as a whole. 

The top four competitors for the 
Lady Buffs will be the returning players: 
seniors Diana Marti and Cassie Denton, 
along with junior Renee Posey, and soph- 
omore Annie Eckstrom. The fifth and 
sixth positions will be battled for by the 
four incoming freshman, Amy Vincent, 
Sara Wallingford, Brandy Roberts and 
Katie Massey. 

"We have four freshman this year 
who will compete for the two spots left," 
stated Denton, "And that should make 
for some good competition." 

The Lady Buffs lost only two play- 
ers from last year's top six, both Vanessa 
Click and Dorothy Ritchey (now 
Dorothy foster) graduated but the out- 
look is still bright. 

"I like the balance and the youth that 
we have in the ladder. Even though, our 
younger players have been untested, I 
think we will do well," stated Coach 

This year the Lady Buffs will rework 
the doubles pairings. Diana Marti and 
Annie Eckstrom will be the no. 1 doubles 
team, Cassie Denton and Renee Posey 
will be no. 2 and the two chosen fresh- 
men will make the third. 

Although the conference opponents 
were unchallcnging for the Lady Buffs 
the level of competition in the AAC has 

"The conference will be better this 
year. Virginia Intermont, Montreat, and 
Tennessee Wesleyan have all improved 
from last year. But none of their new- 
comers are supposed to push out their top 
players," explained Coach Glover. 

The Lady Buffs will open their sea- 
son against the improved Tennessee 
Wesleyan team on Saturday, Feb. 24. 
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Thursday, February 22, 2001 


Page 4 

Senior learns importance of good contacts 

™"^ By 

■V JP ■' Krishana 
IT! mm .'.Kraft 

S Senior Editor 

When senior year hits tire question 
becomes, "How can 1 be impressive?" 
Smart resumes count for everything and 
good internships get your "foot in the 
door." Yet what happens when you gel 
your foot stuck in the door? Well, let's 
just say that I can relate. 

Last semester I did an internship at 
Brio, a teen girl magazine produced by 
Focus on the Family. I was thrilled to 
receive this opportunity and definitely 
wanted to make a good impression. 

At least I can say I made an impres- 

It was the first day of my Thanksgiving 
break/which lasted 10 days. My three 
roommates were headed home or out-of- 
town for at least the weekend. So, I 
decided to take advantage of having an 
apartment to myself and stayed in 
Colorado Springs. Yet, in order to "sur- 
vive" the weekend I needed some sort of 
transportation to get around town. So, 

my roommate Amy let me borrow her 
truck until she returned from a road trip 
on Monday. 

It was Friday, the beginning of a relax- 
ing weekend, and I had a new found 
excitement about driving to places like 
Target or Blockbuster. After picking up 
some things at Target and a couple of 
videos at Blockbuster, I headed back to 
my apartment. On the way I was at a 
stoplight with a police car directly behind 
me. Police cars make me nervous any 
way, but I just kept telling myself, "I 
haven't done anything wrong." I got no 
more than six feet from the stoplight 
when the lights and siren went off. 

'fhe police officer approached the 
truck and asked for the typical. ..license, 
insurance and registration. The license 
part was easy, the insurance and registra- 
tion was a struggle. I opened the glove 
compartment and found lots of maps of 
Colorado Springs, but she wouldn't take 
those. I finally found the insurance card, 
but the registration was nowhere to be 
found. I was in deep trouble. And I still 
didn't know why she had pulled me over. 
Come to find out Amy's tag had 
expired. And it just happens that the dis- 
covery was made when I was driving the 


Since, this obviously, wasn't my vehi- 
cle and I couldn't provide the registration 
the truck was going to be towed to the 
impound lot, until the owner could 
retrieve it with "the proper identifica- 
tion." So, I collected my six bags from 
Target, my purse and Blockbuster videos 
and headed to the police car. She opened 
the back door and I slid in with all of my 

The officer sat in the front filling out 
forms and asking me simple questions 
like my address, phone number, etc. Yet, 
when she got to the question about call- 
ing someone to pick me up my mind 
went blank. Who did I know in Colorado 
Springs that I even wanted to pick me 
up? Many of my friends had already left 
for break and the only phone number I 
could think of was 531-3400, the phone 
number for Focus on the Family. I dread- 
ed what was about to happen. 

The officer dialed the phone number 
and I told her to ask for Marty 
McCormack, Brio's associate editor. As 
Marty picked up the phone I heard the 
officer say, "Hello, this is Officer Phillips 
from the Colorado Springs Police 
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Serving the .1 iih ■ . r College Community sfnci 

Volume 45 Number 16 

David Mee accepts position in enrollment 

By Paige Wassel 


Milligan College has named David 
Mee its new viee presidcnl for enroll- 
ment management. 

Presdent Don Jeanes, along with the 
search committee, composed of Bert 
Allen, chair, Carolyn Payton, admissions 
counselor, Mark Matson, academic dean, 
Mark Fox, vice president for student 
development and Todd Norris, vice pres- 
ident for institutional advancement, eval- 
uated many resumes and all feel Mee is 
well qualified for Milligan College. 

Mee will succeed Mike Johnson, 
who resigned in December in order to 
pursue a position at the University of 
North Carolina-Greensboro. 

"We're looking for someone who 
has a strong track record in enrollment 
management experience, who is a leader 
in their field and who is in tune with what 
Milligan is all about," said Norris. 

Norris also expressed that the com- 
mittee is looking for someone with the 

illigan Briefs 

Home Sporting Events: 
Thurs., March 29 

Men's Tennis vs. King, 2 p.m. 

Softball vs. TN Wesleyan, 3 


Fri., March 30 

Women's Tennis vs. TN 

Wesleyan, 2 p.m. 

Tues., April 3 

Baseball vs. Tusculum, 2 p.m. 

Wed., April 4 

Baseball vs. Maryville, 2 p.m. 

Softball vs. Union, 3 p.m. 

Thurs., April 5 

Women's Tennis vs. UVA 

Wyse, 2 p.m. 

Tues., April 10 

Softball vs. Montreat, 2 p.m. 

Thurs., April 12 

Baseball vs. Cumberland, 2 


Fri., April 13 

Baseball vs. Virginia 

Intermont, 2 p.m. 

Sat, April 14 

Baseball vs. VI, 1 p.m. 

According to a Milligan press 
release, Mee has supervised the admis- 
sion program at Samford, a Christian 
university, since 1998. Before that he 
worketl for 10 years helping oversee the 
admission department at Houghton 
College, a Christian liberal arts college in 
Houghton, N.Y. He has been active in all 
parts of the admission process, including 
prospect and applicant communication, 
financial aid, athletic 
recruitment, pro- 
gram marketing and 
on-campus visit pro- 

"Milligan and 
the Tri-Citics area is, 
I believe, a good 
match for my fami- 
ly," Mee said. 

He and his wife, 
Laura, and their two- 
year-old daughter Jillian, will relocate to 
the Tri-Cities area in May. 

"I'm excited about joining the 
Milligan community. Milligan has an 
important place in Christian higher edu- 


David Mee, Milligan's new vice president for 

maturity to direct the enrollment pro- 
gram, who is involved in their church 
and community and is a team builder, 
making responsible decisions based on 
good information. He added that an 
association with the college was not a 
requirement for the position, but it was 
taken into consideration. 

Rash of pranks cause for concern 

"I'm excited about 
joining the Milligan communi- 
ty. It strikes me as a dynamic 
college community comprised 
of individuals who share a 
common vision. " 

-David Mee 

cation," Mee said. "It strikes mc as a 
dynamic college community comprised 
of individuals who >harc a common 

Mee holds a bachelor's degree in 
communication from Houghton College 
and is currently completing a master's of 
education degree in higher education 
counseling from the Univeriil 
Montcvallo in Alabama. 

Currently director 
of admissions at 
Samford University in 
Birmingham, Ala., 
Mcc accepted the 
position at Milligan 
late last week. He will 
start his duties May I. 
"David's diverse 
experience at different 
academic institutions 
will bring a new ener- 
gy to the admissions office," said 
Carolyn Payton, an admission counselor 
and member of the selection committee 
for the new vice president. 

By Chad Booth 

News Editor 

Sirens have become an all too famil- 
iar sound on the Milligan campus lately. 

"From January to March we have 
probably been there (Milligan) close to 
20 times," said Mike Shouse, chief of 
Elizabethton's fire department. 

According to Shouse, there could be 
up to $500 in equipment and manpower 
sent to the school each time the fire alarm 
is set off. The fire department has the 
capability to test the sensors to rule out 
malfunctions. If the sensors are being set 
off on purpose, students could end up 
footing the bill. 

Shouse said the department is inves- 
tigating the incidents, but if sensor mal- 
function is ruled out then they will rec- 
ommend that Milligan charge the offend- 
ing dormitory with the expense. They 
would also recommend withholding 
grades until the resident had paid his part 
of the dormitory's debt. 

If it is proven that an alarm was pur- 
posely set off. said Shouse, the maximum 
penalty is $1000 per offense. 

"The fire threat is a risky thing," said 

Mark Fox, vice president for sUident 

Fox said that there is no punishment 
set by the college for initiating a false 
alarm since it is a misdemeanor crime 
and would be prosecuted in court. 

The major concern Fox expressed 
was for student safety. He fears that the 
numerous alarms have begun condition- 
ing students to not respond to the alarm. 

Unfortunately, according to Chris 
Bellar. Webb Hall resident, this is already 
the case. 

"It is to the point now where half the 
people don't even leave their rooms," 
Bellar said. 

Shouse cited several ways that the 
alarms could be set off by accident. 
Burning candles, incense, smoking, or 
burning food in a microwave could all set 
the sensitive detectors off. He encour- 
aged students to avoid doing anything 
that might create smoke in the room. 

"You can always walk through Webb 
and smell incense being burned or gener- 
ally see candles being burned and I think 
that is the largest problem that needs to 
be corrected," Bellar said. 

According to Holly Apted, Hart Hall 
resident, "Most people bag their alarms." 

"Bagging" an alarm is done by 
wrapping a plastic bag around the detec- 
tor. This blocks all smoke from the 
detector and eliminates accidental 
alarms. However, bagging a fire alarm is 
against fire code and is punishable by a 
S25 fine from the college if caught. 

Although the false alarms are the 
main concern of the college, the "stink 
bomb" in the recent chapel service did 
not go unnoticed. 

"That was very disrespectful to the 
students involved in the program," Fox 

Currently, Fox says there are no 
leads as to who is behind the pranks. 

The Stampede 

Thursday.March 29, 2001 


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Dinner... and a movie 

Alta Cucina: the undiscovered jewel of Johnson City 

By Nevan Hooker 

Restaurant Critic 

The best restaurant you've never 
eaten at- Alta Cucina. It's real Italian and 
it's real good! The food is fresh and full 
of flavor, similar to the tastes of the 
national chain restaurant Macaroni Grill. 

All dinners include complimentary bread 
and marinara sauce and it's the best I 
have ever tasted. So good thai I had five- 
baskets of it-and took three more home 
with me. The menu has many options for 
you to choose from so it's a safe choice 
no matter what you prefer- from shrimp 
and chicken to pasta and lasagna, it's all 
great. I think I even saw the famous 

lull. mo chef Mario cooking in the back. 
For a dessert that is a taste of Italy itself, 
try the tiramisu- it's the best way to fin- 
ish a wonderful meal. The decor is sim- 
ple and the restaurant is nice and cozy, 
making it the perfect Mafia hangout. 
And besides the scrumptious eats, the 
best part of the restaurant is the service. 
Expect to be treated like royalty, where 

your waitress is your friend. Friendly 
hospitality is what makes a restaurant a 
great one. I want to make you an offer 
you can't refuse. Visit Alta Cucina, an 
undiscovered jewel of Johnson City, 
located on 1200 North Roan Street (just 
past the Johnson City Public Library on 
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Jude Law & Ed Harris create suspense in "Enemy at the Gates" 

By Nathaniel Poling 

Film Critic 

Once Vassili Zaitsev pins you in the 
sights of his rifle, whether you know it or 
not, you are a dead man. Based on the 
factual Russian hero during WWII, Jean- 
Jacques Annaud's latest work, "Enemy at 
The Gates" is the best war film to be 
released since "Saving Private Ryan." 
This film is a tale of a love that flourish- 
es amidst vast carnage and destruction — 
of courage in the face of hopelessness 
and fear — of friendship and loyalty — and 
ultimately of a hero who emerges when 

his country needs him most. 

Annaud, who also produced "The 
Name of the Rose" and "Seven Years in 
Tibet," does an exceptional job in bal- 
ancing moments of suspense and tension 
with extremely intense periods of brutal 
action. The movie is set during the piv- 
otal Battle of Stalingrad, where German 
and Russian armies are locked in a death 
struggle. Amidst the ruins lurks a silent 
terror — expert snipers deal death with 
almost god-like impunity. On these 
angels of death, Vassili Zaitsev (Jude 
Law) is the best, causing so much havoc 
within the German ranks that the Nazis 

send in their best marksman. Major 
Konig (Ed Harris). Thus the film is of an 
intricate chess game between two of the 
best, where the victor lives to see anoth- 
er day, and the vanquished becomes just 
another casualty of war. 

Camera angles, especially close-up 
shots, lend a more personal feel that few 
war films are able to achieve. The sound- 
track by James Homer is excellent, being 
highly emotional and dramatic as 
Russian music is in general. Rachel 
Weisz and Joseph Fiennes are strong in 
their co-starring roles. The only big com- 
plaint about this film is an overly graph- 

Rachel Weisz and Joseph Fiennes star in 
"Enemy al the Gates ' 

ic sex scene that seems entirely out of 
place. However, "Enemy at the Gates" is 
an excellent film that portrays the horrors 
of war and the effect it has on human 

Media plays important role in lives of communication majors 

By Erin Hogshead 


Media is important, and Milligan is 
trying to do something about it. 

"These days media play such an 
important role in our society that people 
cannot think of the United States without 
thinking of media," said Jim Dahlman, 
associate professor of communications. 

The communications department at 
Milligan includes journalism, TV/broad- 
casting and public relations emphases. 
Faculty members include Dahlman, 
Bruce Montgomery, sub-area chair, 
Carrie Steffey, assistant professor of 
communications, Alice Anthony, assis- 
tant professor of the practice of art and 
Gary Potter, adjunct assistant professor 
of communications. 

The department will soon greet a 
new faculty member who will be work- 
ing with film studies. Dahlman said he is 
very excited about this recent develop- 
ment, but would also like to see another 
professor added to the faculty. 

Along with the new faculty changes, 
the new Capital Campaign (the campaign 
in charge of remodeling the campus) is 
planning to build better facilities to serve 
the vast amount of communications 
majors. Yet, these improvements seem 
far away for an overcrowded department 
with more than 100 majors plus addition- 
al minors. 

"Milligan gives us a lot of support. 

but with such a growing major the 
department needs to expand," Dahlman 
said. "Mrs. Anthony, the photography 
professor, is stretched beyond her limits 
and needs more support." 

The department is doing great things 
at Milligan, but with the great interest in 
media the students want more awareness 
of the needs of the department. 
Sophomore Chris Sullivan, a music pro- 
duction/engineering major is transferring 
to Middle Tennessee State next semester 
due to the lack of technology in his 

"I would like to stay at Milligan, but 

right now it does not have enough music 
technology to prepare me in music pro- 
duction and engineering that I need," 
Sullivan said. "The communications 
department is expanding, but with the 
growth in majors there is a greater 
demand for faster improvement." 

The department is still very strong 
and many good job opportunities have 
arisen from the program. 

Students like senior Winston Ashley 
Maddox, a TV/broadcasting major, has 
already had a taste of the real world 
experience in media. Last semester in 
Hollywood, Maddox worked as the assis- 

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tant to movie producer James Anderson 
in his new movie, American Leather. 

"As Christians we should be putting 
out the best in the entertainment world," 
Maddox said. "God used David and 
Solomon to produce the best kingdoms 
and he will use us also to bring forth his 

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illigan golf team takes third place at Bluefield 

By Ashley Fine 


On Tuesday, March 20, the Milligan 
College golf team took third in the annu- 
al Bluefield Invitational Golf 
Tournament at Fincastlc Country Club in 
Bluefield, Virginia. This was Milligan's 
first spring tournament. 

Milligan finished the first day of 

play in third place and remained in third 
place for the duration of the tournament. 
The Buffs competed with seven teams: 
Bluefield, Bluefield St., Lindsay Wilson, 
Concord, Tennessee Weslcyan, UVA 
Wise, and Pikeville. 

Five players represented Milligan: 
junior Jeremy Hcnslcy, sophomores Todd 
Munsey, Blake Stewart and Jesse Boyd, 
and freshman Nelson Caldwell. Uensley 

won first place and Stewart took second 
in the Invitational. 

"The weather was really bad, but 
luckily I was able to drive the ball 
straight and stay on the fairways," said 

The weather played a major factor in 
the tournament. After completing 18- 
holcs on Monday, Tuesday's play was 
reduced to nine holes, because six inches 

of snow was expected there by T ucsday 

"These were tough conditions under 
which to play golf," said Coach Tony 
Wallingford. "It was windy, very cold, 
and snow was beginning to fall." 

The next tournament will be on 
March 26 at Pikeville, Kentucky. Ten 
schools arc scheduled to participate. 

Athletic department brings back football tradition 

By Natalie Neysa Alund 


Move over soccer program. . . here 
comes football. 

Due to the recent popularity of the 
upcoming film "The Buffalos," a football 
movie directed by Senior Winston 
Ashley Maddox, Milligan's administra- 
tion has decided to bring back a football 
team to Milligan College. 

"What's college without a football 
team," said Duard Walker, athletic direc- 

This past Tuesday, Milligan hired 
Hudson Olds, son of Milligan's previous 
1950 coach, Edie Olds. Olds son will 
coach the team starting next fall. 

"I am really looking forward to 
bringing back the tradition my father 
started," Olds said. 

Walker said the school has already 
begun recruiting players from various 

Move over soccer program. . . here 
comes football. 

Due to the recent popularity of the 
upcoming film "The Buffalos," a football 
movie directed by Senior Winston 
Ashley Maddox, Milligan's administra- 
tion has decided to bring back a football 
team to Milligan College. 

"What's college without a football 
team," said Duard Walker, athletic direc- 

This past Tuesday, Milligan hired 
Hudson Olds, son of Milligan's previous 
1950 coach, Edie Olds. Olds son will 
coach the team starting next fall. 

"I am really looking forward to 
bringing back the tradition my father 
started," Olds said. 

Walker said the school has already 
begun recruiting players from various 
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tion has decided to bring back a football 
team to Milligan 

"What's college 
without a football 
team," said Duard 
Walker, athletic director. 

This past Tuesday, Milligan hired 
Hudson Olds, son of Milligan's previous 
1950 coach, Edie Olds. Olds son will 
coach the team starting next fall. 

"I am really looking forward to 
bringing back the tradition my father 
started," Olds said. 

Walker said the school has already 
begun recruiting players from various 
high schools and universities across the 

"We have our eye on a couple of 
freshmen starters from schools within the 
Eastern part of the country," Walker said. 

Although Walker said he cannot 
reveal individual names, he did list a 
number of universities Milligan's athlet- 
ic department have been recruiting from. 
Penn State University, The University of 
Louisville, Indiana University and The 
University of Tennessee are among a few 
of the schools Milligan is currently work- 
ing with. 

Until a stadium is constructed on 
campus, the new football team will prac- 

"Whut .V college without afoot 
ball team?" 

-Duard Walker 


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tice on the soccer field and play at the 
Science Hill High School football field, 
pushing the soccer team to play on the 
baseball field and eliminating Softball. 

According to Walker, construction 
for a stadium is scheduled to begin early 
next spring, and will be completed by the 
following fall. 
The first two sets 
of MSA build- 
ings will be tom 
down in order to 
build Milligan's new football stadium. 
The stadium will lie on the old MSA 
property as well as the field behind it. 
The estimated cost of the football stadi- 
um is eight million dollars, all of which 
was raised by previous football alumni- 

Cary Targert, athletic trainer, said 
she has started preparing for the upcom- 
ing season. 

"The school is hiring three other 
trainers besides myself, so I can have 
some help on the field," Targert said. 

According to Targert, the cost of uni- 
forms, practice jerseys, cleats, pads, hel- 
mets, equipment bags, water bottles, 
tackling dummies, footballs, and face 
paint are among some of the items that 
will come by raising each Milligan stu- 
dent's tuition by S2.000. 

A number of students have 
expressed their concern of the raise in 
tuition due to the upcoming football 
team. Students should be aware that if 
they open their date-books to April 1, 
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' By . 

Misty i'; 1. 
Fry ■ 

Managing Editor 

Trust is a tricky thing. II people 
trust someone else, they make them- 
selves open to hurt and potential let- 
down, losing control over the situation, 
At the same time, people need to trust in 
others because there comes a time when 
it is impossible to go on alone. 

I learned first hand what the true 
meaning of trust was during my spring 
break at the Whiteriver Indian reserva- 
tion in Arizona. Miracle after miracle, 
God saved the day and answered our 
group's prayers. We were able to see 
children that had come the year before, 
travel safely in spite of the "ghetto van" 
dying and have just enough food for the 
kids each night. We watched as God pro- 
vided a building for the 70 children 
attending the children's program 10 min- 
utes before it started and saw how His 
love filtrated through the lives of our 
group and in the eyes of children that we 
were amazingly reaching out to. 

We had to tmst God to provide kids 
to show up, and then when they did, we 
had to figure out what to do with the 200 
Apache children that were running 
around in a small confined area. We had 
to trust God to make us like Jesus him- 
self, and show our love to these children 

who might not know what love means at 

John llammon, a junior who worked 
in the children's program, got to know 
the group's favorite "problem child," 
Chester. As the week went on, the whole 
group watched as Chester did less fight- 
ing and more helping, such as tying a 
girl's shoelaces or helping get kids quiet. 

"Chester and I would just be hang- 
ing out or talking and I decided to say, 
'Hey Chester, do you know what? Jesus 
loves you,'" said llammon. "I would say 
this all (he time and after awhile, when I 
would ask, Chester would respond. 
'Yeah, 1 know. Jesus loves me.' On the 
last day when Chester answered my 
question, he said, 'I know. Jesus loves 
me. He loves you too.' Chester was the 

Chester wasn't the only child who 
needed reassurance that we wanted to 
help them. The very first night members 
of my group and 1 had to chase little boys 
a mile down the river and get them back 

Twenty-three Milligan students participated in 
the Arizona Mission trip hosted by 

Photo by Ruga Hertzog 

Buffs bid farewell to a successfull season 

Sophomore A J Hamler gives the fans a thumbs-up before a first-round conference game 

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to church. They had crossed to the other 
side of the river anil kepi 1111111111; |<r.i h> 
see if we would run after them. 
One night, our group did a drama about a 
trust fail, which showed how one boy put 
his faith in his friends to catch him if he 
were lo fall, but iliey lei him down and 
made fun of him. Only Jesus was able lo 
calch him, and that was the message we 
wanted to get across to the Apache chil- 

"Mauri saw the trust fall drama and kept 
coming up and falling on me," said jun- 
ior Erin I logshead, one of the leaders on 
the trip. "I asked her what she was 
doing, and she said, 'falling on you.' I 
asked her why she was doing that and if 
she could stand up. Mauri answered, 
'Yes. I can stand, but I trust you and I 
know you would never let me fall.' I 
hugged her and said that she was right; 
none of us would ever let her fall. Mauri 
got saved that night, the very same day 
two of her friends tried to commit sui- 

These are just a few of the situations that 
were placed upon us during the week. 
There were kids dealing with suicide, 
with seeing demons, peer pressure, alco- 
holism, and family problems. . . and they 
all just needed someone to hug them and 
tell them that they were loved. People 
speak of going on mission trips and being 
Jesus, but it was this trip that truly 
showed me what that meant. As I was 
rocking a sobbing, shaking child in my 
arms after a service, tears were streaming 
down my face. My heart was breaking 

Hezekiah Barnes catches Chester in one of 
his many pranks throughout the week in 

PNoto by Erm Koflf «*". 

because all I wanted to do was help them 
and ease their pain. 

Our group learned to trust in God and his 
abilities and not our own, and hopefully 
through that, the Apache children we 
were ministering to were able to trust us 
as well. If anything else, spring break 
taught me that no matter how strong a 
person looks or how rowdy they act, 
everyone needs someone to hug them 
and say, "You know what? Jesus loves 
you and so do I." 

Senior Gabe Goulds prepares to pass the ball 
assisting the Buffs in their 27-7 conference 
record "I think we had a pretty successful 
season," Goulds said 

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Cafeteria gives more options for students 

By Dalan Telles 


McCormick Dining Center has 
decided to open its meal plan doors to 
include the grill in the eating options for 
next semester. 

Students will now be able to transfer 
some meals to eating at the grill, a 
change that will not affect the cost of the 
meal plan. The students can transfer only 
ten meals per semester. 

According to David Taylor, director 
of food service at Milligan, these 
changes were made in October of last 

"Milligan and Pioneer, the company 

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Milfigan Briefs 

Home Sporting Events: 

Thurs., April 12 

Baseball vs. Cumberland, 
2 p.m. 

Fri., April 13-Mon., April 16 
Easter Break 

Fri., April 13 

Baseball vs. Virginia 


2 p.m. 

Sat., April 14 

Baseball vs. VI,; 

I p.m. 

Tues., April 17 

Convo: Real Life 101 

II a.m. (Last conyo!) 

Thurs., April 19 

Spring Board Meetings 
Chapel 11 a.m. 
Student Recital;2 p.m. & 
Ensembles Concert 
7:30 p.m., Seegef Chapel 

Fri., April 20 

Spring Board tyieetings 
Community Celebration, 
Special Announcement & 
Lunch 11a.m., Hardin Lawn 
Midnight Movie at Bonnie 
Kate Theater 

which supplies food for Milligan, made 
the decision of meal plan changing last 
year and it will give more options for the 
students when they come to eat," Taylor 
said. "The change will give a better serv- 
ice for the students as well." 

According to Taylor, the change will 
not raise the cost of meal plan. 

"The change will not affect the cost 
of the meal plan at all," Taylor said. " 
The change was made only to give more 
option to the students." 

Daniel Gacheru, a junior at Milligan, 
said the upcoming change is a positive 

"It will help the students on busy 
days because it will give more option for 

Junior Kevin Bobrow has his i d card 
scanned by Reba Shepherd upon entering 
the McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall 

Photo by Robin Hamilton 

the students where to eat," Gacheru said. 
This new option will increase the 
numbers of people working for cafeteria 
as well. Milligan and Pioneer have not 
decided who is going to hide the employ- 

"With this change we have to have 
more people working for us at the grill," 
Taylor said. "Wc do not know if we arc 
going to bring in a professional cook or if 
we arc going to give it for a work-study 

The menu of Milligan will not have 
change according to Cory Edmundson, 
assistant director of food service at 

"It will not affect our service here at 
the cafeteria at all. The schedule will be 
the same and the menu as well. The only 
problem is that we will have to buy more 
hamburgers for them," Edmundson said 

Glover aids in student success 

By Adam Kneisley 


New Director of Student Success, 
Leslie Glover has her work. cut out for 
her. She's at Milligan to increase student 
retention, which right now sees one in 
four students leave Milligan by their sen- 
ior year. 

Glover, who began work on March 
26, hopes to increase social and spiritual 
integration on campus for all students. "I 
see a big need for students to be aware of 
the' benefits that Milligan offers in aca- 
demic and personal advising," said 

She will also be responsible for 
developing and implementing a compre- 
hensive process to achieve increased 
retention and graduation rates for stu- 
dents. Glover will be encouraged to 
develop a mentoring program for first 
year students, woTking with faculty 
advising, identify and coordinate servic- 
es for students-at-risk, and foster initia- 
tives to acclimate incoming students to 
college life. 

Retention has remained a constant 
problem for Milligan since the early 
1990"s. The primary reason why most 
students do leave Milligan is because of 
the annua] increase in tuition. Students 
simply cannot find that extra $1,000 
sometimes, forcing them to leave, said 

Glover will attempt to raise retention 
for the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 school 
years to at least 80 percent. Although she 
cannot control the cost of tuition. Glover 
hopes to make Milligan a place where 

students enjoy their college years. 

Before coming to Milligan, Glover 
had worked extensively with other col- 
leges in the area of student development. 
Most recently Glover was the coordina- 
tor for the Ronald McNair Program. This 
program was federally funded under the 
Title IV fund that encourages underpriv- 
ileged students to attend college and 
graduate school. 

Academic Dean, Mark Matson who 
hired Glover said, "I hope the faculty and 
students alike will welcome Leslie in her 
new position and 
make this pro- 
gram a success." 

Todd Norris, 
Vice President of 
6aid, "We are 
grateful for the 
grant money to 
aid in retention. 
Milligan has 
needed a position 
to help in this area of the college, I am 
excited to see the result's of Leslie's 

Nevan Hooker, SGA President said, 
"I have seen too many peers of mine 
leave Milligan because they are unhappy 
with how something is being run at 
Milligan. I hope that Leslie, will be the 
bridge between students and administra- 
tion when problems arise." 

Many students feel that they are not 
represented to administration adequately. 
Glover desires to be involved in the lives 
of many students with the hope they will 

"I see a big need for 
students to be aware of the 
benefits that Milligan offers in 
academic and personal advis- 
ing. " 

- Leslie Glover, 
Director of Student Success 

feel comfortable coming to her with 
problems that may result in their leaving 

She also wants to create open 
forums and social gathering for students 
to voice their problems and opinions on 
policies to the administration. As a result 
of these social gatherings, Glover hopes 
that students may feel represented at 

Glover's office is currently located 
across from the student development 
office in the SUB, making her easily 
accessible to any part 
of the Milligan com- 

The position of 
director of student 
success was made 
■available through the 
Jesse Dupont Grant 
and will be made 
available to Milligan 
for only one year. 
Glover hopes to 
design a clearly 
defined retention program that will con- 
tinue after her departure. 

Milligan has left the possibility of 
making the job last longer than one year, 
but seems unnecessary. 

The Nursing program and the capital 
campaign fund have benefited signifi- 
cantly from the grant in the past. 

The family of Jesse Ball Dupont cre- 
ated a fund to help private liberal arts 
colleges in the Appalachia region. 
Dupont strongly believed in the impor- 
tance of a broad, strong education which 
private, liberal arts colleges provide. 

The Stampede 

Thursday.April 12, 2001 


Page 2 

Dinner... and a movie ^ff 

Elizabethton's "Mad Greek" gets mad props 

By Nevan Hooker 

Restaurant Critic 

First, I would like lo thank all or the 
people who stood up for their right's, and 
slopped the oppression. Thanks to all of 
you and to my new hero Dave Taylor we 
now have Krispy Krone doughnuts on 
campus. But, it's time for this week's 


I was mad that I hadn't heard of it 
sooner. Jeff Miller, the mad-professor on 
campus told me it was a must-cat. At 
first 1 wasn't loo impressed. 

It's hidden in a small building in 
Elizabethton, at Whiles Shopping Center, 
behind Amigos. But after eating, 1 knew 
why anyone would be mad if they missed 

an opportunity like this. It's a fun little 
restaurant. And reminds me of visiting a 
pizza place when I was a kid. The pizza 
is absolutely incredible, my favorite in 
(he Tri-Cities area. It's goodl 

The best deal is the lunch special 
where for only five dollars you can enjoy 
a pizza with unlimited toppings, a Greek 
salad, and a Pepsi. Have you ever 

noticed lhal when you order a I'crr.i. H 
tastes different from different places. 

Well, the Mad Greek's fountain 
drinks arc Ihc crispest, most flavorful 
drinks I've had. And they also serve cal- 
zoncs, strombolis, pitas, subs, and salads. 
Steve, the owner wanted me to mention 
that he is not mad and he is American. 
So, don't get mad. Get some Mad Greek. 

Roberts and Pitt "gang" up in "The Mexican" 

By Nathaniel Poling 

Film Critic 

Take a hunk like Brad Pitt, a cursed 
gun, and a sentimental cold-blooded 
killer, set it all in Mexico and you have 
the ingredients for a good movie. This 
recently released action-adventure-com- 
edy also co-stars Julia Roberts and James 
Gandolfini. Pitt plays an errand boy for a 
shady criminal organization who is sent 
to Mexico to retrieve a beautiful but 
cursed handcrafted pistol known as "The 
However, this film disappoints 
from the beginning. It is 120 minutes 

long and in many parts drags, with 
lengthy dialogues interspersed between 
few mediocre action scenes. The cursed- 
gun theme is innovative, but the plot is 
underdeveloped and the characters are 
not sufficiently convincing. Grainy 
footage mimicking early film style tells 
tlie story of "The Mexican". Its only 
effect however, is to lend a somewhat 
ridiculous feel to the movie as well as 
make following the main story even 
more confusing. 

There are many lacking areas in 
"The Mexican" such as an overdone gay 
theme, which was interesting at first but 
quickly becomes a droning monotony. 

Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt star in the new 
film "The Mexican." 

Pholo by archlve.counljng 

Excessive profanity also reduces the 
effectiveness of the film. Performances 
by Pitt and Roberts are disappointing for 

actors of their caliber so do not expect 
cither to receive Oscars for this film. T Tic 
only bright spot for this film is a fairly 
decent performance by James 
Gandolfini, who plays a gay sentimental 
cold-blooded killer. 

"The Mexican" is a disappointment 
and there arc plenty of other ways to 
spend $6.50 than on a less than mediocre 
film. There is nothing notable about the 
cinematography, script or soundtrack. If 
you are looking for an entertaining dale, 
try watching this film after a trip to Taco 
Bell — or better yet, skip the movie 
entirely and just go to Taco Bell. 

Marvelous Monday: a "groovy" day to play in the sun 

By Jason Harville 


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(left) eats a Moonpie 
while Senior Amanda 
Kershner wraps her in toi- 
let paper 

Right: Sophomore 
Nathaniel Poling takes a 
slide down the wet and 
wild waterslide 

Far Right: A group of 
sophomores tug-of-war 
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Despite bad weather, baseball is headed for conference 

By Chad Booth 

tow Editor 

Milligan's baseball learn is in a 
;lose race for the conference title, 
Jcspite 15 games cancelled throughout 
:he season due to bad weather. 

According to Ray Smith, assistant 
;oach, the team will not be able to make 
ip all of the games due to scheduling 
conflicts, but they will try to make up 
»me key games and all conference 
i;ames. Their last conference game is set 
for Apr. 28. 

"We have a lot of conference games 
in next two weeks," said Smith. "We'll 
iry to make them up when we can." 

The Buffs have seen some excellent 
play from its lineup. Catcher Ryan 
I'ulcher is batting around .400 with 

Senior Ryan Fulcher slaps hands with team- 
mates after a game. 

Photo by Jason Hurvllle 

seven home runs. 

"lie's like a coach out Ihcrc on the 
field for us," said Smith. 

Scott Shcaly, the team's (hird base- 
man, has made a significant contribution 
as well. After moving to the infield 
from his ccntcrficld position last year, 
Shcaly is batting around .340. 

On Saturday, the men faced 
UVA-Wisc in a doublehcader, winning 
both. Brad Zachritz pilched an outstand- 
ing game, throwing a no-hitter to shut 
down the opponent's offense. The Buffs 
played UVA-Wise again Sunday and 
pulled out another win, 10-6, sweeping 
UVA-Wisc for the scries and establish- 
ing their position as one of the top teams 
in the conference with a record of 9-2. 

"Our pitching really stepped up," 
said Chuck Arnold, second baseman. 

"That was probably the best hitting 
we've done all year." 

Although the men arc focused on 
the present, they arc already looking for- 
ward to the conference tournament at 
Cardinal Park starting May I. 

"I think if we play to our potential 
and focus on being relaxed and having 
fun, we will win our conference and 
have a shot at rcgionals," said Aaron 
Thomas, outfielder. 

Smith reiterated this by saying that 
he fully expects the team to be able to 
compete in the conference. 

Tuesday the team played a non-con- 
ference doublehcader against Union 
College in Kentucky, winning one game 
and losing the other. The next game is 
scheduled for Wednesday at 2:00 at 
Tusculum College. 

Softball team proves to be young, yet strong this season 

By Jessica Hardison 


Sticking together as a team is the 
general consensus among the Lady Buffs 
softball team this season. 

"No matter what happens outside, 
we're always a team on the field," said 
senior Dawn Loeser. 

Witfi a 7- 1 1 record overall and a 6- 
10 record in the Appalachian Athletic 
Conference, the Lady Buffs are going to 
liave to stick together in order to pull up 
from their fourth place position in the 


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son, but we need to work on playing 
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sophomore Jennifer Trompower. "If we 
keep that up we'll do very well this sea- 
son because we're very strong in our 

Although the Lady Buffs are a 
strong, young team this season, Loeser 
believes that they will be even stronger 
next season. As the only senior, Loeser 
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"I try to keep everyone pepped up 
after we've had a talk and everyone feels 
down," Loeser said. "We have to stay 
together as a team. We lose as a team and 
we win as a team." 

Sticking together will be even more 
important now that freshman Brittany 
Fine is injured due to a foul ball hitting 
the side of her face last Wednesday. The 
Lady Buffs were playing Tennessee 
Wesleyan in Athens when Fine attempted 
to hit a high pitch causing the foul ball to 

knock a tooth out and chip two others. 

Sophomore pitcher Ashley Fine, her 
older sister, said that Fine might be back 
on the field late next week depending on 
her recovery time. 

"We're going to have to work hard 
for the rest of our season leading up to 
the tournament, but we're a strong 
team — we can do it," said Ashley Fine. 

As the sole senior player, Loeser has 
learned that having a positive attitude 
and a strong team spirit are the most 
important attributes in a good team. 

"No matter if you are regional 
champs or if you're last in the confer- 
ence; no matter if you win everything or 
lose everything, you have to stick togeth- 
er as a team," Loeser said. 

On Tuesday the Lady Buffs played a 
doubleheader against conference leader 
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margin. The final score in both games 
was 8-7. Montreat made a comeback 
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Worship: to kiss, pay homage, bow down or serve 

1 ^""""Ij 




Senior Editor 

Over the last four years at 
Milligan, I've observed quite a bit 
of kissing. Whether it was parents 
kissing their children goodbye 
after unloading their belongings 
into a Milligan dorm room, cou- 
ples kissing in Hart Hall lobby or 
seeing my friends kiss their true 
love for the first time as husband 
or wife. 

So, have you kissed? 

Webster defines a kiss as a 
caress with the lips. This intimate 
act usually takes a casual relation- 
ship to a deeper level. The more 
serious a relationship becomes, 
the more passionate the kiss. 

So, what about kissing Christ? 

Looking up the word worship, 
I find many definitions for this 
complex term, such as to kiss, to 
pay homage to, to bow down, or to 

Worship has been a regular 
topic at Milligan. Maybe I just see 
it that way because I've been des- 
ignated as the worship wars 
columnist-reporter. Looking back 
through The Stampede headlines, I 
discover that "Worship: It's a 
daily thing," that "Chapel music 
divides campus," "Praise band 
violates comfort zone," or thai 
"Chapel attempts to bridge gap." 

During my time here, Seeger 
Chapel has had a taste of all dif- 
ferent styles and types of worship. 
Some people worship God 
through contemporary praise 
songs, others worship through tra- 
ditional hymns, and then there 
were many who decided to wor- 
ship themselves, their homework 
or their neighbor through conver- 

I entered into chapels at 
Milligan with the sounds of elec- 
tric guitars and leave with sounds 
of responsjve readings. These 
types of changes may have some 
itching to complain or applaud, 
but I see it as an opportunity to 


"I agree that not all chapels 
are wonderful, but life is like 
that," said Charlene Kiser in her 
"Response to chapel" in the 1997 
final edition of 
The Stampede. 
"We don't 
always like 
everything we 
And often we 
have to do 
things we 

don't want to 
do. But I have 
learned that 
valuable ideas and lessons from 
God are hidden in the most boring 

Chapel is about worship, but 
worship isn't just about chapel. 

When Moses encountered 
God in the burning bush, he took 
off his sandals because the place 
he was standing was holy ground. 

As a continual flow of bad cir- 
cumstances confronted Job, he 
tore his robe, shaved his head and 

fell to the ground in worship. 

David worshipped God for 
knowing him intimately, for pro- 
tecting him and for being a BIG 

knelt in 

"Some people worship God 
through contemporary praise songs, 
others worship through traditional 
hymns, and then there were many 
who decided to worship themselves, 
their homework or their neighbor 
through conversation. " 

-Krishana Kraft. 
Senior Editor 

before God 
even though 
the law of 
the land told 
him not to. 

Christ was 
nailed to a 
cross with a 
crown of thoms on his head, and 
taking his last breath, he said, "It 
is finished." 

Worship is about life. 
It's about reverence, trust, 
faith, a relationship with God and 
living in mind of the sacrifice of 
his Son. 

Worship is kissing Christ. 
"I will extol the Lord at all 
times; his praise will always be on 
my lips" (Ps. 34:1, NIVj. 

Acts of vandalism continue to cost school money 



Wh> c 

t M Chad 
M Booth 

News Editor 

I have made it no secret in my 
time here at Milligan that I felt the 
rules were too strict. I honestly 
felt that we were all young adults 
and should be treated that way. 
This is not the case anymore, 
though. There are a few juveniles 
in our midst, fellow students 
whose actions are costing us our 

For two years now I have been 
the guy at the library who ushers 
students out at the stroke of mid- 
night, usually hearing the com- 

mon complaint that they had 
nowhere to go to study. Julie Ray, 
director of student life, fought 
against long standing rules and the 
resistance to change in order to 
lengthen the hours for the SUB. 
She is still in the process of lobby- 
ing for longer dorm visitation 
hours, but this new rash of vandal- 
ism is undermining her efforts. 

With everything from stolen 
jerseys, free weights, silk plants, a 
security phone in Sutton, and 
equipment from the communica- 
tions building, to the destruction 
of furniture, driving across a 
muddy lawn, and leaving trash in 
the buildings, these children are 
blowing our chance at more free- 

Generally speaking, most of 

the students are abiding by the 
rules. It is the disrespectful 
minority who are responsible for 
the administration's lack of trust 
in us. If we ever want to be trust- 
ed with the big responsibilities we 
can't keep messing up the little 

In addition, all of these little 
acts of insolence cost the college 
money. Where do you think that 
money comes from? Many stu- 
dents wonder why tuition increas- 
es year after year. Take a wild 
guess why. If students would act 
responsibly and act as caretakers 
for Milligan property it might not 
be necessary to increase tuition. 

Not only are these pranks 
costly, most of them are criminal. 
Is the really the legacy you want 

to leave behind to represent your 
time here? Sure, sometimes 
things happen as accidents. 
However, if they are really acci- 
dents you should admit to what 
happened and pay for the damage. 
A responsible adult does not run 
from their mistakes. 

As for the rest of you, those 
students who are following the 
rules, you need to act as your own 
community watch. Don't look the 
other way when you see someone 
doing something wrong. _ Each 
person's actions affect the whole 
group. If someone steals a jersey 
they might as well have stolen 
directly from you. Take up for 
yourself. Don't let those around 
you dictate future rules at 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, August 30, 2001 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 

Derthick renovation 90 percent complete 

By Jennifer Soucie 

Web Editor 

The smell of new paint and 
the glint of shiny desks greet- 
ed students last week as con- 
struction workers continued 

putting the finishing touches 
on the massive Derthick 
renovation project. 

The new look of Derthick is 
a welcome change to those in 
the Milligan community like 

Pat Magness, professor of 

English and humanities. 

"I love the air conditioning 
and the bright lights," she 
said. "I love the desks 
because there's room for two 

Construction continues on Derthick's portico and Student Lounge. 

-photo by Sarah Small 

books at once." 

After Milligan received noti- 
fication of donations for the 
renovation in January, the col- 
lege employed architects 
Beeson, Lusk, and Street, Inc. 
to draw plans for the renova- 

President Donald Jeanes 
said the architect recommend- 
ed contractor Burleson 
Construction Company, who 
was then hired to complete 
the project. Thomas Burleson, 
owner of Burleson 

Construction, is also on 
Milligan's Board of Trustees. 

Burleson Construction has 
a history of working with 
Milligan renovation projects. 
The company remodeleo 
Derthick Hall in the 1970's and 
lower Hardin Hall in 1998. 

Burleson Construction 
Company completed approxi- 
mately ninety percent of the 
renovation in just ninety days 
between the spring and fall 

Continued page 3 

Information Technology improves student services 

By Christan McKay 

Managing Editor 

This year students can look 
forward to improved computer 
services made possible by the 
upgrading of servers, the 
change of Internet provider 
and the addition of new soft- 
ware called "Blackboard." 

"We've increased the allot- 
ment that students can have 

on their H drives and what 
they can store in their e-mail," 
said Mike Smith, director of 
information services. "We're 
testing some things out. 
We're trying the best that we 
can to accommodate stu- 
dents' increasing needs for 
additional bandwidth and 
more storage on the network." 
The amount of storage on 
most servers was increased, 
resulting in more room on 

student H drives and e-mail. 
Milligan also now has greater 
bandwidth, or amount of infor- 
mation that can be transmitted 
at one time, because of the 
acquisition of an entire T1 line 
for Milligan's use. 

AT1 line is a digital carrier 
used to transmit digital sig- 
nals, which allows users to 
connect to a local network and 
then to the Internet, according 
to the TSCNet Information 


Until this summer, Milligan 
shared a T1 line with King 
College and Virginia 
Intermont. According to Smith, 
the advantage of not sharing a 
line is more available band- 
width. In the past, King took 
up about 60 percent of avail- 
able bandwidth, Milligan used 
35 percent and Virginia 

Continued page 2 

The Stampede 

Thursday, August 30, 2001 


Page 2 

Flood waters threaten Milligan grounds and water supply 

Bv Nathaniel Poling 

Edited by staff 

No more pouring bottled water 
over toothbrushes and no more 
boiling water to wash dishes - 
Milligan students are now free of 
water restrictions. 

Elizabethton city officials 
declared the water safe to drink 
on Monday, nearly two weeks 
after flooding left the local water 
supply unsafe for consumption. 

Heavy rains left the creeks that 
supply fresh water to the area 
flooded and the level of turbidity, 
or cloudiness of the water, was 
well above state standards. 

The Tennessee Department of 
Environmental Conservations 
Division of Water Supply states 
that the maximum level of tur- 
bidity for water influenced 
bysurface water is 20 nephelo- 
metric units (NTU ), with no sam- 
ple to exceed 50 NTU. 

"We're equipped to treat levels 
below 20 NTU," said Ted Leger, 
Elizabethton's Director of Public 

Works, in an interview with the 
Elizabethton Star. "But our read- 
ings showed levels well over 

Milligan's water supply 
remained at unsafe levels of tur- 
bidity longer than Elizabethton 
due to its placement at the end of 
the water line, according to 
Leonard Bealtie, physical plant 

The school tried to lessen the 
inconvenience for students by 
providing bottled water in the 
residence halls until turbidity 
levels returned to normal. Beattie 
said that during the water 
crisis,the school spent an average 
of $250 a day on ice and around 
$200 a day on fresh water. 

"In the beginning it was both- 
ersome," said freshman Alisa 
Ferlicca. "But because we have 
been given bottled water every- 
thing has turned out fine." 

According to Betsy 
Magness, resident director of 
Hart Hall, resident assistant train- 
ing was slightly disrupted 

Information Technology continued 

Intermont consumed the remain- 
ing five percent. 

"Three schools were using the 
same amount of bandwidth that 
we now have just dedicated to 
Milligan," Smith said. "There 
was a dramatic rise in the amount 
of bandwidth that King College 
was taking up and our bandwidth 
was at a max pretty much all 
through the year." 

Smith said that he is hopeful 
that the addition of more avail- 
able bandwidth, as well as the 
switch from U.S. Sprint to 
Mountain Net as an Internet 
provider, should also make a 

small difference in the speed of 

"Downloads should be quick- 
er," he said. "The normal every- 
day surfing I'm not sure there'll 
be a big of difference in that, but 
if you're downloading something 
from an FTP site or something 
like that you should see some 

The improvement in band- 
width could also potentially open 
up the possibility for such servic- 
es as streaming audio on the 
WUMC website. 

Smith said that some issues, 
such as the use of mp3's, would 

because RAs had to distribute 
fresh water to the rooms on their 
floors. Despite the inconven- 
ience, there were no major com- 
plaints as fresh water was readily 
available to every new and 
returning student. 

The Milligan Cafeteria was 
also affected by the water crisis. 
Dave Taylor, manager of the 
cafeteria, said that while food 
preparation was not drastically 
disrupted-as the water is boiled 
during cooking - beverage prepa- 
ration was a more difficult 
task. The Army Reserve helped 
the situation by supplying and 
refilling a 400-gallon tank called 

a"watcr buffalo " 

The storms that caused the 
water contamination also caused 
Buffalo Creek to overflow its 
banks, completely flooding 
Milligan's softball field and most 
of the baseball field just days 
before students returned to cam- 

"There were ducks swimming 
on the softball field," junior John 
Lawson said. 

"It was a mess," said Kevin Brinn. 
director of sports marketing and 
summer programs. 
He added, however, that Milligan 
suffered no grievous financial loss 
from the damage caused. 

Rising waters threaten to overtake gazebo. 

-Picture by Carolyn Patton 

have to be discussed before mov- 
ing in this direction. 

"I think we can work toward 
putting WUMC on the Internet," 
Smith said. "I don't see it happen- 
ing right away because we have a 
lot of other issues we're trying to 
work out. This is a very busy 
time of the year for us as we try 
to get things back into shape." 

Another important improve- 
ment to Milligan's computer 
service is the addition of a new 
program called "Blackboard" and 
a server to accommodate it. 
According to the Blackboard 
website, the program is a course 
management system which can 
be customized for a particular 

Dr. Bruce Montgomery, head 
of the communications depart- 
ment, is one of several professors 
using the Blackboard program 
this year, although due to some 
delays and late installation not 
all instructors will be implement- 
ing the program this semester. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2001 

Page 3 


Soccer teams get survival training 

By Misty Fry 


While many Milligan students 
were enjoying their last days of 
summer watching reruns on TV, 
the Milligan men's and women's 
soccer teams were having a 
"Survivor" episode of their own 
on the beautiful banks of Lake 
' Marty Shirley, the head men's 
soccer coach, initiated the idea of 
a camping trip to teach the teams 
to work together to accomplish a 
goal, no matter how hard the task. 
"It was good to get the guys 
away from soccer for some good 
team bonding and hard work," 
said Assistant Soccer Coach Matt 
Thomas. "By the end of the trip it 
was obvious the team had grown 
closer, even on the van trips. You 
could just see it." 

The men's trip was Aug. 9-12 
and the women's trip was Aug. 
12-13, giving each team time to 
bond with nature and other team- 
mates as they struggled to meet 
the challenges the coaches put 
before them. 

During the "vacation" from 
practice, both teams had to run 
obstacle courses and take part in 
training activities that included 
swimming, running and canoe 
relays — all in the rain. 

"It rained like crazy," said sen- 
ior Brian Davis. "We were told 
that it was the worst storm that 
Johnson City has had in 10 years, 
and only one campsite could keep 
afire going." 

Both teams were divided into 
tribes. For the men, each tribe 
had to start on the banks of Lake 
Wataga and swim ft mile to the 
center island. They had one canoe 
per tribe, which had to hold all of 
their gear. Each player was able 

to bring nine items, which 
included the clothes they were 
wearing. One luxury item was 
allowed, such as a toothbrush or 
a bar of soap. One tent and one 
tarp were also given for each 
tribe of eight men. 

"The hardest part was swim- 
ming one mile to the island," said 
freshman Jeremy Brooks, a .IV 
player. "There were times I 
thought, 'I can't do this. I want to 
go home. Why did I come to 
Johnson City just for this?'" 

The tribe that completed each 
challenge first got the prize-food. 
Meals were sparce, including 
half a piece of turkey and two 
slices of bread. The winning tribe 
would receive a two-course meal 
that included the turkey sand- 
wich and a bag of chips. A third- 
course meal would have 

While many of the challenges 
were planned, some opportuni- 
ties were stumbled upon. 

According to Thomas, a big 
log was found in the water 
weighing about 700 lbs., and the 
tribes were challenged to move 
the log out of the water and over 
to their campsite. 

"We had no leader at first," 
said Brooks. "But after awhile it 
got easier. It was like lifting a lit- 
tle car. There was no way to get 
your hands on [the log] and it 
was heavy, even with 20 guys 

The women's team didn't have 
to work for their food, but they 
did have to participate in compe- 
titions such as relay races and a 
rescue challenge. During this 
challenge the tribes had to swim 
and save one of their teammates 
in the water. 

"Now that I look back on it, it 
was a good bonding experience, 

especially standing under a 
canoe in the pouring rain with 
my teammates at three in the 
morning," said junior Amanda 

The lesson for the Survivor 
challenge weekend was, "We 
don't move the fire, we move the 
log," which means that a team 
does not take the easy way out. 

"Retrospectively, it was one of 
the best experiences of my life," 
Davis said. "I saw the guys 
come together, the freshman step 
it up. It will be a tough season, 
with tough opponents, but we 
just have to push through." 

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Derthick continued 

Improvements include re-brick- 
ing the outside walls, renovation 
of the south facade, new win- 
dows, flooring, and air condi- 

Since, the college wanted to 
utilize the renovated structure lor 
the fall semester, the contractor 
completed the heaviest construc- 
tion work during the summer 

During the initial ninety-day 
renovation period, Burleson 
Construction employed fifty to 
seventy-five workers daily, 
working six days per week from 
7 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

The summer work was only 
slightly behind schedule. Jeancs 
said that the delays were beyond 
Milligan's control. Fiber optic 
cables strung between Mcf 
Cottage and Derthick flooded. 
slowing down the summer reno- 
vation efforts. Some crucial 
building materials arrived in 
August rather than the scheduled 
July delivery date. 

Eight to 1 workers continue 
to work on the building daily 

"Most of the noisy work will 
occur after classes each day," 
Jeanes said. 

Although most Derthick class- 
rooms were functional last week, 
the rest of the building 
remains unfinished and without 
lockable doors. 

"It was a slight inconven- 
ience," said Professor of Art Nick 
Blosser, who still holds classes in 
the bottom of Hopwood 
Christian Church and is without 
an office or computer. 

The offices of adult education, 
the registrar and the academic 
dean remain in temporary trailers 
in front of Derthick. 

Mark Matson, academic dean, 
said he hopes to move into the 
new Derthick offices on Sept. 6, 
when Sprint wires the phone 
lines back to the Derthick offices. 
The new third-floor language lab 
still needs 10 new computers and 
language software. 

Also, some new technology 
classrooms still lack televisions. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, August 30, 2001 

Page 4 


Student learns life lessons on South Dakota reservation 

By Erin Hogshead 

Contributing Writer 

I look out across the South 
Dakota plain, viewing the never- 
ending sunset rippling from the 
sky. I think to myself what an 
amazing artist God is. Suddenly, 
I feel my cheek stinging and 1 
realize someone has hurled a 
rock at me. I wipe off the blood, 
turning around to see Sonny, a 
14-year-old American Indian 
with torn blue jeans, a shaved 
head and mud smeared across his 
grinning face. Behind him is a 
tiny dilapidated house with the 
gutters rotting, paint pealing, 
holes in the roof, a missing door, 
no air-conditioning and crammed 
with 14 people. 

This is the Cheyenne River 
Reservation in Eagle Butte, 
South Dakota, where I worked 
for two months this summer at 
The Main, a children's center. 1 
came there with bright eyes full 
of hope and was met with cold 
stares and tightened lips. As I 
would walk into stores, I saw the 
hate and fear in the peoples' eyes. 
Their fear was linked to the color 
of my skin. For the first time, I 
felt the discrimination of race 
toward me, a blond-haired girl. 

This fear is understandable due 
to what I, a white middle-class 
American, represent to them. 

But the amazing part was that 
the people soon forgot about my 
race and saw my heart. They took 
me into their community, forgot 
the crimes of my ancestors and 
taught me about their culture. 

The town of Eagle Butte was 
formed 75 years ago when the 
Lakota Indians were forced to 
move from their riverside home 
after the government built a new 
dam. The unemployment of this 
reservation is 78 percent and 
climbing. The Native Americans 
cannot reform thousands of years 
of traditional living to adapt to 
the white culture surrounding 
them. This causes Eagle Butte to 
be the poorest part of the United 
States. The loss of income and 
culture causes such a great 
depression on the reservation that 
many Native Americans commit 
suicide, have alcoholism prob- 
lems and live in abusive situa- 

From nine in the morning until 
nine at night I worked with kids 
from the ages of two to 14 who 
have seen more suffering in a day 
than I have even heard of in my 
entire 20. The two kids who I 

became closest to showed me 
more about life than I could have 
ever learned from an elderly per- 
son. Melvin, age nine and OJ, 
age seven, have never had a new 
outfit in their lives. They wear 
pants twice their size, shirts with 
holes and no shoes. Their arms 
are covered with cigarette burns 
from where their father punished 
them for running away from him 
when he chased them with a beer 
bottle. When they were too 
scared to go home, these two 
would crawl under a playhouse in 
the children's center play yard 
and sleep. 

From them I learned how 
important it is to share joy when 
you have it. OJ could always 
make me smile no matter what. 
Whenever he would do some- 
thing he knew he should not he 
would run up to me and say, 
"Erin, now you know I am a good 
boy." His smile would melt my 
heart and I would try to help him 
to get out of trouble. 

The Main gives children a 
safe place to play games, go to 
parties, take field trips, make 
crafts, eat a hot meal, or just be a 
kid without having to worry 
about getting yelled at. Fifty to 
100 children come through the 
doors daily. With seven other vol- 
unteers, I tried my best to give 
back a piece of childhood to kids 
who have been forced into a 
world of darkness. The purpose 
of The Main is to create memo- 
ries of peaceful times for the chil- 
dren and to reinstall a sense of 
trust and hope. 

Hogshead captures sweet moment of 
Lakota Child. 

photo by Erin Hogshead 

Erin Hogshead plays with a child on the 
Lakota reservation. 

•photo contributed by Erin Hogihead 

When I left The Main, Melvin 
and OJ came to say goodbye to 
me and as I started to leave my 
heart sunk to see their faces for 
the last time. OJ yelled out to 
me, "Never forget me." I thought. 
"How could I ever forget one of 
my greatest teachers in life?" I 
learned more about life and peo- 
ple from living on the reservation 
than 1 could ever learn from a 

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Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 2 

Terrorist attacks rock world and Milligan community 

By Misty Fry 


l) n il Rcpina Holtman 

does it mean to 'turn tile other cheek?'" 

"I think that as a Christian I am called 

to respond differently," senior Tisha 

Senior Editor 

While rescue crews were still trying 
lo find die dead and wounded at the 
World Trade Center Tuesday night, 
Milligan students and faculty were 
clasping hands and murmuring prayers 
for peace. 

Within a span of two hours Tuesday 
morning, terrorists succeeded in 
destroying four commercial planes as 
they demolished the World Trade 
Center, slammed into the Pentagon and 
made a crash landing near Shanksville, 

"I think coming together as a com- 
munity to pray helped us," said senior 
Andrew Parker, co-chair of the spiritual 
life committee. "Not only to unite us as 
a community, but to come together as 
individuals and refocus our attention on 
having compassion for those involved 
and not on retaliation for those who did 

Academic Dean Mark Matson sent 
out an e-mail to faculty encouraging 
them to continue classes and facilitate 
discussion on the day's events. In their 
Tuesday classes and at the prayer vigil, 
the Milligan community grappled with 
questions like "How should Christians 
react to acts of terrorism?" and "What 

revenge as I sec the images on televi- 
sion of people jumping to their deaths 
from burning buildings." 

_ — _ . 

Bertoli posted on a Christ and Culture 
discussion board. "But of course as a 
sinful human, I immediately think of 

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Campus Minister Nathan Flora 
encouraged students to not view terror- 
ists as our enemies or harbor hatred. 

"What brought these people to act 
this wayT' Flora said. "They didn't just 
victimize and we aren't just victims " 

Many students arc expressing mixed 
emotions between issues of forgiveness, 
feelings of anger and questions for God. 

"I'm just as guilty for murder as the 
people that caused this accident for all 
the hate that I have," junior Tony Jones 
said after the vigil. 

Meanwhile, the terrorist attacks have 
hit close to home for some in the 
Milligan community, who are con- 
cerned for close friends and family 
members working in Washington, D.C. 
and New York. • 

Senior Amanda Daugherty worries for 
her fiancee, Corporal Jose Gonzales 
who is an active-duty marine stationed 
in Maryland. 

"My personal vendetta is that people 
in the military are not just faces but 
individuals," Dougherty said. "I don't 
disagree with retaliation but we need to 
consider that they are fiancees, sons ... 
it's easy for someone to say, 'Let's go 
nuke them.'" 

Members of the Milligan communi- 
ty attending the prayer vigil found sol- 
ace in reading Psalms 46 and ended 
their meeting singing hymn 330. 

"When peace like a river attendeth 
my way, when sorrows like sea billows 
roll, whatever my lot, thou hast taught 
me to say, it is well with my soul." 

SGA plans for new year 

By Misty Fry 


Members of Milligan's SGA geared 
up for the new year last weekend with a 
leadership retreat in Bluff City, where 
they made plans and reevaluated their 
mission statement. 

On Sept. 7-8, with the help of Julie 
Ray, director of student life and guest 
Rob Castens from Northeast Christian 
Church in Louisville, Ky., the SGA was 
able to focus on becoming a team in 
order to better serve the students' needs. 
"It was good to get to know the mem- 
bers and become closer-knit," said 
Jason Harville, SGA treasurer. "From 
an executive council level, we got to 
know each other really well. We are 
ready to focus on the goals for the 
upcoming year." 

Castens, a leadership/teamwork 

expert, is a 1986 Milligan graduate and 
is a former director of campus activities 
at Milligan. He also has experience in 
leading the student government at 
Wheaton College in Wheaton, 111. 

Castens taught the executive council 
problem-solving techniques, focusing 
on the story of Nehemiah in the Bible. 
Castens taught that Nehemiah was able 
to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem because 
he had a plan, evaluated the problem 
and stuck with the project, no matter 
how hard the task. 

"Rob is great," Ray said. "He was 
very focused and tailored to specific 
needs on Milligan's campus." 
While at the retreat, the- SGA also 
worked on a new constitution, a new 
mission statement and a SGA hand- 
book. The handbook will include infor- 
mation on elections, how meetings are 
to be run and the procedures for 

-Photo by Jason Hanille 

receiving money. 

A focus this year, according to Nevan 
Hooker, SGA president, is for SGA to 
go beyond just being a government and 
getting involved in the lives of students. 

"I want to see walls be broken down, 
and bring the campus closer together — 
being inclusive instead of exclusive by 
serving and supporting different clubs," 
Hooker said. 

The SGA also plans to continue 
activities done in the past, including 
sponsoring TWIRP week, town meet- 
ings, a blood drive and the Make a 
Difference Award. 

■Jenny RU>S 


The results are in for the freshman 
class representatives. 

Rachel Cunningham is the presi- 
dent. Sara Clark and Beth Kneisley are 
the female representatives and Steven 
Burge and Ash Green are the male rep- 

As the newest members of SGA. 
their first major responsibility will be 
planning and carrying out TWTRP 
(The Woman Is Required To Pay) 
week, September 24th-28th. 

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Thursday, September 13, 2001 

Page 2 


New clubs appeal to interests of student body 

Bv Jennifer Soucic 


Several new groups made theil lirsl 
appearances at the annual Rush Day on 
Sept. 4, continuing the Milligan tradi- 
tion of students starling their own clubs. 

The new group Four Fried 
Chickens and a Coke drew many lo its 
table with a list of mock quotes by fac- 
ulty members. SGA Food Chancellor 
senior Kent Pettit is organizing the 

Pettit said he thought he should 
start a club where students could fel- 
lowship because of Milligan's focus on 

He said, "Nevan encouraged me to 
be as creatine as I could be." 

The group will visit non-trendy, 
non-chain and non-fast food restaurants 
one or two times monthly. 

The name for the club comes from 
the 1980 movie "The Blues Brothers'* 
when Joliet Jake visited Aretha 
Franklin's Soul Food Cafe - and ordered 
four friend chickens and a Coke. 

Pettit said the Rush Day signups 
yielded seventy-five to 100 interested 
students. The first excursion will be on 
Sept. 14. 

Le Cercle Francais is the new 
French club started last spring and is run 
by Associate Professor of French 
Carolyn Woolard. The group plans to 
eat French food, play games, go on field 

trips and learn about French culture, 
said Grete Riggs, group representative. 
Students interested in joining arc not 
required to take French classes or speak 
the language. The first meeting was on 
Sept. 9. 

A new Publicity Council started 
from a collaborative effort between 
Director of Student Life Julie Ray and 
Public Relations Director Lcc 

Senior Sarah Coleman is the cur- 
rent student director. She said the pur- 
pose of the new council is to find ways 
to publicize student life events on cam- 
pus so that students will learn about the 

Students majoring in fine arts, 
communications or marketing are 
encouraged to join the club to build 
their portfolios while gaining practical 
work experience. 

Ray said she hopes to have one 
position each semester where a student 
receives internship credit for directing 
the council. The student will work ten 
hours per week for fifteen weeks. 

The new club Volleyball team was 
started by junior Adam Kneisley and 
Ethan Magness, resident director of 
Hart Hall. Thirteen men are already 
committed to the team. 

Kneisley said, "we are providing 
an opportunity for any male Milligan 
student or faculty member to play com- 

petitive volleyball in an organized set- 

The team is practicing twice per 
week in the 

'I "he team is currently playing in the 
Elizabcthton city league. Kneisley said 
he and Magness arc "trying to formulate 
which colleges wc want to gel in contact 
with." Magness said he hopes that other 
area schools will be interested in form- 
ing their own teams and that Milligan 
can host a tournament in the future. 

Milligan's new chapter of the 
Association for Childhood Education 
International also set up a table at Rush 
Day. The group began last spring and 
hulds meetings once per month. 
Junior Katie Lloyd, a representative of 
the group, said, "we recognize the 
teachers that help us become educa- 

The ACEI helped the spring 

Milligan missions trip lo Arizona gath- 
er upplicv They also helped the local 
literacy club get funds for books, Lloyd 

The club is open lo Milligan edu- 
cation majors from infancy through 
middle grades. 

Another new group, the FrccBirds, 
attracted many curious students to their 
table. Although many Milligan students 
have recently become engaged, the 
FrccBirds are committing to singleness 
while at Milligan. 

Group leaders plan to take ihc 
group hiking and camping and promote 
fellowship among singles. 

Sophomore Eric Starr said that 
club members who "get hooked up" 
will be kicked out of the club and 

Sophomore Dave Guycr said, "we can- 
not be caged." 

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Campus volunteer organization gets new name, new outlook 

Bv Annie Tipton 


The student-run organization for- 
merly known as the Volunteer Action 
Center is taking on new leadership and 
a new name in an effort to remain a use- 
ful tool for students to get involved in 
volunteer work in the community. 

LINC (Linking Individuals to the 
Needs of the Community) is the new 
name for this group of students who will 
be available with resources and contacts 
of local organizations that need volun- 
teer work of all sorts. According to 
LINC staff members Grete Riggs and 
Brad Parker, the reason for the name 
change was to make a brand new start 
with the organization. 

"It (The Volunteer Action Center) 
really wasn't much of a presence on 
campus," Riggs said. "There was no 
staff, so the Volunteer Action Center 
was non-existent," Parker said. 

Leaders of LINC are hoping to be 
more available to students and want this 

fresh start to be a good foundation for a 
long-lasting volunteer organization. 

The Volunteer Action Center was 
started by Milligan-student Jill Bumpus 
(class of '00). The success of the organ- 
ization continued until Bumpus gradu- 
ated, but few were left to keep the cen- 
ter active. Riggs said one of LINC's 
goals is to create a strong team of com- 
mitted staff that can keep LINC suc- 
cessful, even after graduations. 

According to Julie Ray, director of 
campus life, student surveys completed 
last year showed that Milligan students 
want to help others through volunteer 

"One of the ways students felt they 
were succeeding in fulfilling the mis- 
sion of the college was through volun- 
teer service," Ray said. "How students 
wanted to improve on this mission state- 
ment was to do more service." 

"LINC's goal is to create aware- 
ness that there are opportunities to vol- 
unteer off-campus," Riggs said. 

A Milligan community member 

will be able to go to the LINC office and 
be easily plugged into a volunteer 
organization where his or her talents 
will be best used, he said. 

"Someone may come in and be a 
nursing major," Parker said. "We can 
inform that person of volunteer oppor- 
tunities at the American Red Cross, for 

In addition to serving as a begin- 
ning point for students interested in vol- 
unteer work, LINC hopes to organize 
trips to volunteer organizations. These 
trips will be available for the entire 
Milligan community, but are primarily 
structured for those who do not have 
cars on campus or are too busy to make 
a steady commitment to volunteering. 

The LINC office is located in the 
SUB across from the student lounge. 
LINC will publicize when the office 
officially opens. Until that time, stu- 
dents may contact staff members, 
Rachel Jones, Katie Lloyd, Brad Parker, 
Lindsay Patterson, Rebecca Reynolds, 
Grete Riggs or Adam Samaritoni. 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, September 13, 2001 

— Sports 

Page 3 

Soccer improves records with wins 

Sarah Small 

Photography Editor 

The Men's soccer team beat North 
Georgia University Saturday, Sept. 8. 
Sophomore Jason Hotchkin started off 
his first collegiate game with 2 goals in 
the first 2 minutes of play. The second 
was a beautiful diving header that senior 
Phil Brown said was, "easily the nicest 
goal thus far in our season." 

Hotchkin scored one more goal, and 
senior Dalan Telles also scored three 
goals with freshman Ali Mohamed scor- 
ing one bringing the final score to 7-0. 
Mohamed's goal was a continuance of 
his six game scoring streak. This game 
brings their record to 5-1 and 1-0 in the 

The Bryan College game that was 
scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 

13 because of the terrorist attacks. 

Led by two goals from freshman 
Kimberly Morris, the Lady Buffs soccer 
team heat Erskine College (S.C.), 3-0, at 
home on Monday night. With the Buffs 
holding a slim 1-0 lead in the last 10 
minutes, Morris took advantage of 
lirskine's defensive confusion on a cor- 
ner kick to thread the ball through a 
knot of players into the back of the net. 
Less than five minutes later, sophomore 
Bianca Spolo broke down the left side 
and, with the Lrskine keeper charging, 
tucked the ball into the far side of the 
net from 1 6 yards out. 

Milligan's starting goalkeeper, fresh- 
man Lmma Wirkus, was injured late in 
the second half and left the field with 

The next home match for the Lady 
Buffs is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against 
Lee University, followed by a men's 

was postponed to Thursday, September match at 7 p.m. against King College. 

Erin Witlard battles the opposing team for control. 
-I'hoto by Jason ffar\illc 

Women's volleyball team sets up promising start 

By Melissa McGovern 


The women's volleyball team dug 
into their season last week, winning 
their first three games against 

The Lady Buffaloes defeated the 
North Carolina team with final scores of 
30-23 in the first game, 3 1-29 in the sec- 
ond and 30-22 in the final game. 

The women earned their win with 
successful spikes by senior Heather 

Eckman, juniors Christina Medlin and 
Wendy Weaver and sophomore Nikki 

A save by junior Melody Black, 
and numerous sets by junior Heather 
Lanning also contributed to the win. 

"(The team) is well rounded," said 
Coach Debbie Cutshall. "We don't 
really have any weak areas, and we 
hustle well." 

In addition to having a diverse 
team, the women are working hard on 
strategies for the game and improving 
weak areas. 

"We have been working on defense 
all week," Weaver said. "We are a short 
team, so we have been working on 
scrapping — not letting anything hit the 
ground. We arc working on staying 
low, working as a team and keeping 
focused on it all." 

Overall the players walked away 
happy with the team's performance 

"We didn't let them get up very far, 
and we had fun," Medlin said after the 
game. "We just played together and 
didn't get down when we messed up." 

With its winning start, the team 
strives to improve each game, focusing 
on end-of-the-season tournaments. 

"Our ultimate goal is to win 
nationals, but there are a few goals 
along the way like winning 
conference," Cutshall said. "If we win 
conference, we automatically get 
to host the conference tournament and 
automatically get to go to rcgionals." 

The volleyball team played 
Brevard at home last night and 
tomorrow will oppose Bryan at 7:00 
p.m. in the Steve Lacey Fieldhouse. 

Mic Night kicks off Sub 7 

Bv Christan McKay 

Managing Editor 

Ten acts, around 80 spectators, lots 
of coffee and burning candles helped 
kick off this year's first SUB 7 coffee 
house Saturday, Sept. 8 with "Open Mic 

"We wanted to start out with open 
mic and hopefully get some talent out 
that might not have had the chance in 
the past and take from them some 
people on campus that can play for 
SUB 7," said Becky Ruby, SUB 7 

The evening featured campus talent 
including bands, musicians and poetry 
readings. Organizers hoped that the 
event would not only showcase campus 
talents, but also introduce new students 
to SUB 7 and draw a large support base 
for the rest of the semester. 

"I think it was a good way to start off 
SUB 7 this year," said senior Amber 
Ybarra. "It was also good to introduce 
freshmen and new students to some of 
the talent we have here on campus." 

"We wanted to introduce SUB 7 to 
freshmen or people who have never 
been before and we wanted it to be a big 
crowd for the first night," Ruby said. 
"That (open mic night) was one of the 
most successful SUB 7's last year. We 
were hoping to get a ton of people in 
there and to try to get some interest for 
the other bands coming this year." 

This year the focus of SUB 7 will be 
more on exposing local and campus 
talent rather than bringing in big names 
and expensive acts, Ruby said. 

"In the past we've tried to bring in 
bands that cost a lot of money and not a 
lot of people have been coming out to 
support that," she said. "This year we 

decided to go with some people that are 
on campus. People know them already. 
They don't cost much, but we'll get a 
good crowd." 

Other acts coming this semester 
include: Joel Bitterman, Sept. 22; 

Jeremy Walker, Oct. 20; Esther's 
Request, Nov. 10; and Chris Eger and 
Rachel Knowles, Dec. 1 . 

SUB 7 will also be the home of the 
fall theater production, "The Actor's 
Nightmare," which runs Oct.10 to!3. 

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SurfWatch switch to Chaperon 2000 an improvement? 

Bv Christan McKay 

Managing Editor 

Due to a change in firewalls this 
summer, Milligan has switched from the 
all too familiar "SurfWatch" program to 
the new "Chaperon 2000." 

"The reason we switched off 
'SurfWatch' to 'Chaperon' is that we 
moved to a different firewall," said 
Mike Smith, director of information 
technology. " 'SurfWatch' did not work 
with what we were doing. 'Chaperon' 
does and that's why we switched." 

Chaperon 2000 features "cus- 
tomizable filtering to its patented notifi- 
cation technology," which "protects 
kids from inappropriate material, busi- 
nesses from liability and you from 
worry," according to the Chaperon 

Just how well die "Chaperon 
2000" program is working remains to be 

A few days ago I was sitting at my 
computer when two of my friends came 
running into my room. 

"You've got to see this," one said, 
with a tone of urgency. 

When we arrived in their room I 
discovered that they were logged on to 
die Internet. A pretty innocent looking 
website was open. But, when we 
clicked on a link to a site containing 
book summaries, we were instantly 
denied access because of an advertise- 
ment containing information about 
online gambling. 

This fact alone did not faze me, 
since in the past I have been 
"Surfblocked" out of the Weather 
Channel site due to questionable adver- 

"We thought we'd test something 

out," said my friend. "If we can't 
access a site that has literature on it, we 
wanted to see if we could access one 
that we really shouldn't be able to." 

She Ulen proceeded to her e-mail, 
where she clicked on the first unsolicit- 
ed pornographic e-mail that she found, 
She clicked on a link and to my sur- 
prise; she was able to access a pornog- 
raphy site, complete with 
pictures and links to 
other sites. 

In total, they were 
able to access 14 out of 
1 5 pornographic sites. 
This included both click- 
ing on links and typing in 
URL's directly. 

Other users have 
found similar problems 
when attempting to 
access a site. 

"I don't understand 
why I should be able to 
look at hundreds of nude 
people and yet not be 
able to research 
Shakespeare's 'Mac 

Beth'." said senior 
Hannah Carson. 

Though the software 
does have its problems, Milligan choos- 
es to use it as a preventative method. 

The use of blocking software like 
"Chaperon 2000" or "SurfWatch" was 
originally an administrative request, 
Smith said. He said he was requested to 
check records and see if there was 
enough of a problem to warrant the use 
of such software. 

"I have feelings both ways," Smith 
said. "On die one hand you guys (stu- 
dents) are adults, but on the other hand 
we do have a responsibility to students 

and donors as well ... there is an issue 
about Christianity and what the mission 
of the school is." 

According to the computer policy, 
"Milligan College is a guest on the 
Internet, and use of the Internet through 
Milligan College facilities reflects upon 
the College. Accordingly, each user is 
expected to behave in a manner that 

"On the one hand you 
guys (students) are adults, 
but on the other hand we do 
have a responsibility to stu- 
dents and donors as well ... 

there is an issue about 
Christianity and what the 
mission of the school is." 

-Mike Smith 

reflects our commitment to be a premier 
Christian liberal arts college where 
Jesus Christ is exalted and excellence is 
the standard." 

This policy is upheld, partially by 
student compliance and responsibility 

and partially through the use of 

Service providers like "Chaperon 
2000" and "SurfWatch" have lists of 
websites with questionable content or 
specific words that make them targets 
for blocking, Smith said. When organi- 
zations like Milligan subscribe to the 
service, they download the lists and 
update them on their servers. Milligan 
updates these lists every day or every 
other day. 

flic school also has the power to 
override a block or to add additional 
sites. Students can also request that cer- 
tain sites be blocked or be opened for 
use. Requests for overriding a block 
must go through a professor or the aca- 
demic dean. 

"We can override and block sites 
that they haven't caught," Smith said. 
"We get requests all the time from stu- 
dents asking us to unblock a site. I pre- 
fer not to be the policeman. I'd rather 
have that go through another channel. I 
suggest they go through a faculty mem- 

Milligan has the capability to mon- 
itor what sites students visit, although 
this issue is more privacy related. 

"I want to be very careful that we 
don't invade the privacy of students," 
Smith said. "Yes, there's always the 
capability of us being able to crack 
down and we reserve the right to inves- 
tigate if we suspect something, but we 
don't make a practice of it." 

Brown performs for recital 

B y Nathaniel Poling 

Features Editor 

Dr. Kellie Brown, director of 
Milligan's strings program since 1998 
presented a violin recital last Sunday 
afternoon in Seeger Chapel performing 
works by composers such as Handel and 
Beethoven. She was accompanied by 
Dr. Runner on organ and Mrs. Runner 
on piano. 

"1 like to pick things that are new to 
me and that the audience hasn't heard 
before," Brown said. 

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Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 2 

Master of business graduate program possible 

Autumn Hainbv 


Milligan may be offering a new grad- 
uate program to cam a master's of busi- 
ness administration as early as fall 2003 
said Bill Greer, associate professor of 
economics and business. 

"By providing graduate level educa- 
tion in business from a Christian per- 
spective, the Milligan MBA will be an 
important component of the college's 
efforts to change lives and shape culture 
through a commitment to Christian 
leadership," Greer said. 

In October, a meeting of the Advisory 
Committee will further look into the 15- 

page proposal. Faculty, technology and 
facilities are areas that are being taken 
into consideration. 

"At this time, the process is still in 
the planning stage," said Academic 
Dean Mark Malson. "There arc two 
sides: the faculty and the administration. 
The faculty side is to review the aca- 
demic quality. The administrative side is 
to see if we have the resources avail- 

The proposal needs the support of 
both the academic dean and President 
Don Jeanes as well as the approval of the 
Academic Committee. 

"Probably, this semester it will go to 
the Academic Committee," Greer said. 

Upon the Academic Committee's 

approval, it must be presented before 
the entire faculty then approved by the 
Board of Trustees. 

"There are several approval process- 
es that this has to go through that we 
haven't done yet," Greer said, "but we 
will be there very soon." 

The program will most likely require 
two new faculty members: one in man- 
agement and one in marketing. 

According to Greer, one of the main 
goals of the program is to bring more 
effective Christian business leaders into 
the business world. 

"The faculty of the business area are 
hoping to build an MBA that rests upon 

the core of Milligan's vision," Greer 

To help Milligan slay current on what 
employers arc looking for in employees, 
a new Business Advisory Panel will 
meet on Oct. 1 7. The panel will include 
a number of local business people. The 
program will affect students both on the 
graduate and undergraduate levels by 
giving Milligan more prominence in the 
business community. 

"It would be nice to think of business 
people as having a Christian perspective 
as well as a business perspective," 
Matson said. "It is another way of com- 
pleting our mission of integrating learn- 
ing and a Christian perspective." 

Historic Taylor house gets new lease on life from Jeanes 

Paige VVassel 


The Taylor House, a historic home 
on the edge of Milligan College's cam- 
pus near the soccer fields, is poised to 
gain new life as a hospitality and recep- 
tion house for the Milligan community. 

In a recent visit to David Lipscomb 
University in Nashville, Term., First 
Lady Clarinda Jeanes observed a 
hospitality house managed by a 
women's group where the proceeds of 
their events went toward the school's 
scholarship funds. 

"I thought this was a great concept 
and wanted to do something similar at 
Milligan with a hospitality house and 
ladies' organization," said Jeanes in a 
press release. "The fact that we had a 
historical house on campus was perfect 
and it also allows us to preserve a piece 
of history." 

Jeanes said that a hospitality house 
would raise funds by catering luncheons 
and dinners or through renting the house 
to groups that might want to use their 
own caterer. Since a volunteer women's 
group would coordinate any activities at 
the Taylor House, all resulting proceeds 
of any event could go toward Milligan 
student scholarships. 

Although she has received the 
school administration's approval, 
Jeanes said that she was told she will 
have to raise all the money herself from 
donors not already giving to Milligan 

Meanwhile, an inspection of the 

house found both the exterior and interi- 
or in need of thorough renovation, 
though the foundation is sound. 

"1 knew it was a God thing, and if 
was going to be a God thing, then it 
would work out," Jeanes said. 

So far, Jeanes has raised $160,000 
of the estimated $200,000 needed to 
renovate the house. She hopes to be 
done with the exterior work by winter so 
that the interior work could be done 
when the weather is bad. Jeanes said 
that both the excavation and some of the 
furnishings for the house have already 
been donated. 

The renovation work has been done 
primarily by volunteers, church groups, 
alumni and friends of the college Jeanes 
said. Retired contractor Frank Jarrett of 
Johnson City has donated his time to 
overseeing the contracting work on the 
house. The renovation of the house will 
tentatively be done by the end of next 

"We're pleased with the way things 
are progressing," Jarrett said. "I think 
it's something people will look at it and 
be real proud someday." 

Currently, the volunteers working at 
the Taylor house have been faced with 
the challenge of priming wood to re-side 
the house. Jeanes explained that the old 
siding was done with lead pamt, which 
violates Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) standards, and must be 
redone. Also, the porch has been rebuilt 
using both new material and the original 
bricks from the building. 

"I'm hoping some of the students 

might want to come over and help me as 
time goes on and help with the house." 
Jeanes said. 

Those interested in the renovation 
work could either contact her to set up a 
time or come down to the site because 
people are working on the house every- 
day, she said. 

Besides being used for dinners, 
Jeanes thought the Taylor House could 
also be used to house guests of the col- 
lege since the upstairs will have two 
bedrooms and an office. She hopes to 
hold an event in the house for senior 
Milligan women who would be graduat- 
ing and bring a guest speaker in once a 
year for the volunteer women's group. 

The house was built in the late 
1700's. Josh Williams, who owned the 
house from 1838 to 1880, supplied the 
land for the future Milligan College. 
Former Tennessee governor Alf Taylor 
owned the house later, and passed it 
onto his son Robert Love Taylor. Robert 
Taylor was a federal district judge as 
well as a Milligan alumnus and trustee. 
Following his death in 1989, Milligan 

Clarinda Jeanes inspects the on-going 
renovations of the Taylor House. 
-Photo by Sarah Small 
College bought the house to use for res- 
idential housing. Due to efforts by 
Milligan alumnus Clint Holloway, the 
house was made a Tennessee Historic 
Site in 2000. 

Jen Soucie 

N (differ suffers heart attack 

Web Administrator 

Isaac Nidiffer, assistant professor 
of math, suffered a heart attack last 

Doctors discovered that one of his 
arteries was 100 percent blocked. Over 
the summer, he was short of breath and 
strusgled with the heat. 

Nidiffer, 61, was released from 
intensive care at Baptist Hospital in 
Nashville on Sept. 12. 

He joined the Milligan community 
as an adjunct professor in 1995. He is 
now a full-time faculty member. 

Math faculty Kevin Shirley and 
Marvin Glover are teaching Nidiffer's 
classes until his return to Milliaan. 

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 


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Singles group and couples Bible study provide fellowship opportunities 

by Christan McKav 

Managing Editor 

Whether you are a swinging single 
or seriously "attached," Milligan's new- 
groups provide an outlet for fun and fel- 
lowship with your peers in romantic 

The new couples Bible study and a 
singles group called the "Free Birds" 
hope to provide a place of growth and 
support for their members throughout 
the school year. 

The couples Bible study, led by 
Megan Juhl and Kevin Bobrow, is com- 
prised of about 10 couples that meet 
every Wednesday at 10 p.m. in SUB 7. 

The group is open to all couples, 
married, engaged or dating, and aspires 
to provide a laid back atmosphere 
where couples can grow together as 

Christians and fellowship with other 
Christian couples. 

"The reason we're doing this is 
because Kim Becker, Julie Ray and 

"We are just supporting the poor 

lonely single people on campus, since 

everyone 'hooks up' all the time and 

the single people just sit around the 


-Dave Guycr 

such as finances, dealing with doubt, 
forgiveness and serving God together, 

"It's just a time for people to grow 
together, not only as a couple but also to 
fellowship with and be 
encouraged by other cou- 
ples," Juhl said. "A lot of 
couples feel isolated, like 
they don't have any friends 
outside their significant 
other, but we want to help 

To combat this feeling, 
Bobrow and Juhl said that 

Nathan Flora wanted to get one started," 
Bobrow said. "We were happy to do it. 
We're not really leading it — we're just 
the facilitators." 

Different couples will speak at each 
meeting arid will address topics of par- 
ticular concern to Christian couples, 

the group will also meet once a month 
for a "fun couples activity" such as 
bowling, eating out or going to the 

For those people not in a relation- 
ship, the new singles club "Free Birds" 
provides an alternative to "hooking up." 

The Free Birds h a group com- 
prised of about 45 members, both men 
and women. Sophomores Dave Guycr, 
Eric Starr and Cam Huxford founded 
the group this year. The goal of the 
group is to remain committed to single- 
ness while at Milligan. 

"We arc just supporting the poor 
lonely single people on campus," said 
Guycr. "Since everyone 'hooks up' all 
the time and the single people just sit 
around the dorms." 

Leaders hope to plan group activi- 
ties such as camping and hiking, which 
will promote fellowship among singles 
on campus, although details and meet- 
ing times arc still in the planning stage. 

Any group member who does 
remain single while a Free Bird will be 
kicked out of the group. 

Milligan men dust off draft draft cards and ponder future 

by Nathan Mulder 


The Congress, President and the 
Pentagon are all speaking of a sustained 
military campaign against terrorists. A 
majority of the nation stands behind 
their governmental leaders and what 
they are proposing. The recent national 
crisis has many draft-age men 
wondering and worrying if they will be 
called to arms, though government 
officials say a draft is unlikely. 

"The Selective Service System 
remains in standby, caretaker status. At 
this time, there has been no indication 
from the Congress or the administration 
that a return to the draft will be 
necessary," said a SSS statement. "It 
would take a legislative action by the 
Congress and implementation by the 
President to reinstate a draft in an 

The SSS mission is to provide 
manpower to the armed forces in an 
emergency and to run an alternative 
service program for men who choose 
not to serve on moral grounds during a 
draft. Even though it seems unlikely 
that there will be a draft, the recent 
national crisis has left some Milligan 
males remembering the paperwork they 
filled out with the SSS. 

"I never would have thought that I 
might have to possibly face a draft 
when I sent in the information for my 
selective service registration," said 
senior Jeremy Walker. 

If a draft were necessary, college 
students would not find themselves 
automatically exempt like students 
during the Vietnam War did. Then, col- 
lege campuses all over the United 
States were a safe harbor for those 

wanting to avoid the draft. For a man to 
qualify for a student deferment, all he 
had to do was show that he was a 
full-time student and working toward a 

However, in 1971 revisions were 
made in the draft. Today, if the draft 
were put into action, college students 
could only have their inductions 
postponed until the end of the semester. 
Also, seniors would be permitted to fin- 
ish the academic year. 

ministers and 

ministerial students 
are exempted from 
military service. 
Otherwise, only men 
who have religious 
reasons for not 
serving, called 

objectors, can avoid 
military service. All 
other males between 
the ages of 1 8-25 are 
eligible for the draft. 

"If the nation 
was in need of men 
and began the draft, 1 
would enlist before 
they ever had to 
draft me," said 
junior Paul Hobbs. 

Other students 
are more hesitant 
about military- 


"Right now I'm 
undecided about 
how I would respond 
to a draft notice," 
said senior Kent 

Petit. "It would take much prayer and 

Fortunately, the word from the 
White House is that there are no signs in 
sight that the selective service will be 

"There is no consideration 
of.. .(reinstating the draft). this time," 
said White House Spokesman Ari 
Fleisher last week, adding, "and from 
my conversations with the Pentagon, 
it's not something they anticipate." 

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 


I'age 5 

Lady buffs win two, lose two in annual Milligan tournament 

hy Leslie Jenkins 

Contributing Writer, 

The Milligan College softball team 
members turned in a successful result 
last weekend, winning half their games 
as they hosted the eighth annual fall 
tournament at Wing Deer Park. 

The Buffs won two out of four 
games, defeating Lees McRae with a 
score of 7-2 and Mountain State 
University 2-1. The Buffs fell to 
Montreat 9-2 and Walters State by a 
score of 6-2. 

Coach Wes Holly said he con- 

ment for the Buffs. 

The feci that the team had a few 
weeks to practice lor this tournament 
shows the vast potential they will have 
when the regular season rolls around, 
said senior learn member Lauren 

"When all the talent that everyone 
has comes together we'll be hard (o 
beat," said junior second baseman 
Rebecca Dawson. 

With six incoming freshmen and 12 
returning players, the team is still 
considered young because there are 

sidered it a respectably played tourna- only two seniors. However, Keislcr and 

Lori Baimbridgc showed a lot of ffenioi 
leadership this weekend when they 
encouraged the team after the losses 
early Saturday to win the last game on 
Saturday evening. 

Holly said the team has a deep 
lineup of pitchers, which the lady hulf , 
haven't had in the Junior pitcher 
Ashley Fine ha.s three freshmen pitchers 
to take the pressure off her arm. Holly 
said that he wants lo work with the 
pitchers on location of pitches to cut 
down on walks, but other than that he is 
pleased with their talent, 

"The girls played good overall," 

Holly j»aid, "Danielle Gil ley, Kiity 
Hodge and Brooke Davis, three 
freshmen, all played extremely well." 

This tournament is popular with all 
the participating teams because it gives 
a good glance into talent of other teams, 
Holly said. It also allows for coaches to 
be able to play all the new and old 
players together for the first time, he 

Participating teams spanned NCAA 
divisions two and three, NAIA and 
junior colleges. 

The softball season will officially 
start in mid February. 

Volleyball team falls to rival King College 

fry Retina Holtman 

Senior Editor 

The Milligan volleyball learn lost to 
nemesis King College Tuesday, leaving 
the Buffs with the second best record in 
the conference. 

Both teams were undefeated going 
into the match, but Milligan lost 30-17 
in the first game, 30-21 in the second 
and 30-22 in the last. 

"We just" weren't playing together 
tonight," said defensive specialist 
Megan Hackler. "Wp were playing as 
individuals instead of as a team." 

Because King has won the confer- 
ence title for the last three years, the 
Buffs always face a mental challenge in 

defeating them, players said. 

"King is our biggest rival ami they 
always have been," Hackler said. "I 
think we psych ourselves out and we 
lose before wc get on the court. We 
can't figure out what lo do to get past 

However, outside hitter Heather 
Lanning doesn't attribute the loss to 

"Tonight 1 think we tried too hard," 
she said. "When you try too hard and 
think too much, you just don't play." 

Last weekend, the women's 
volleyball team traveled to Lee 
University to play four tournament 
games against skilled teams. 

"In order to see other teams, we 

Women's soccer defeats Montreat 

bv Phil Brown 


The Milligan women's soccer team 
defeated conference opponent Montreat 
College 6-0 Tuesday night. 

The Lady Buffs, who improved to 
6-2-1, received offensive firepower 
from six different players in the match. 

Sophomore striker Danika Gumbs 
struck first, scoring her fifth goal of the 
season and her fourth against confer- 
ence opponents. The Lady Buffs also 
received a goal from senior midfielder 
Casey Lawhon, who beat the Montreat 
keeper on a breakaway. 

Milligan took a 3-0 lead into half- 
time, as sophomore Ashley Caldwell 
finished a loose ball in the penalty box 
shortly before the halftime whistle. 

In the second half, it was another 
explosion of goals for the Lady Buffs as 
freshman Erin Willard, senior Salem 
Wood and sophomore Erika dePaula all 
added goals to finish off the Lady 

Goalkeepers Emma Wirkus and 
Abby Armstrong combined to record the 
shutout. Wirkus and Armstrong 

Freshman Deniece Kitchen moves the 
ball upfieid. 
-Photo by Jason Harville 
received a lot of help from Aussie sen- 
sation Kim Morris. The freshman 
sweeper who has played solid defense 
for the Lady Buffs all year continued to 
show her dominance of the AAC. 

The Lady Buffs are now 3-1 in the 
conference and will take on conference 
rival and defending AAC champion 
Virginia-mtermont on Oct. 9 at Anglin 
Field at 7 p.m. <*■ 

always play tournaments. We can't ever 
improve playing the same teams over 
and over again," said eoach Debbie 
Cutshall. "When you're playing 
someone better you are going to get 
better by watching them. It keeps you 
on your toes and improves you as a 

The Lady Buffs lost three games 
and won against Georgia Southwestern. 

The ladies will play another 
tournament at Emory University in 
Atlanta next weekend and will have 
their next conference game on Tuesday 
against Montreat College. 

Their conference record is now 7-1 
and overall record is 10-6. 

Junior Wendy Weaver looks to spike. 
- Photo by Jason Harville 

Cross Country teams claim first place 

Mistv Frv 


The men's and women's cross 
country teams continue to make a name 
for themselves with their first place 
wins against nationally-ranked schools 
in the Berea Invitational held on Sept. 

Racing against such schools such 
as Asbury, Berea and Berry Colleges, 
both the men and women were able to 
come out on top, each with runners rac- 
ing to a personal best time. The men 
defeated 12 teams with 44 points and 
the women crushed 10 teams with 36 

"Being able to run against NAIA 
schools is a benefit from a ranking 
standpoint," Head Coach Chris Layne 
said. "You have Berea on the men's side 
and Berry on the women's, both voted 
in the top 25 in the rankings. To beat 
both programs will help put us on the 
map. Getting people to recognize 
Milligan is tough though because we 
are so young." 

Each team has made a strong effort 
to make a name for themselves this sea- 
son, despite being a young program. 

Freshman Rebecca Dixon ran a 
school record with a time of 20:05, 
claiming second place. Senior Dawn 
Shatzer (20:17) followed close behind 
in fourth place, running a personal best 
time. Junior Angela McGraw- came in 
sixth with 20:35 and sophomore Shaw 
Trousdale was seventh with 20:38, mak- 
ing Milligan place four runners in the 
top ten. Sophomore Kristina rCayser ran 
a personal best as well with 22:14, 
claiming 17 m place. Sophomore Kari 
Lefever also ran for the women with a 
time of 22:54. 

"We had a great run by the fresh- 
man," Layne said. 

The freshmen did well on the 
men's side as well. Freshman Phillip 
Rotich placed first with a time of 25:56. 
Junior Ryan Starr came in third with 
26:44 and sophomore Shane Oakleaf 
ran a personal best with 27:27, placing 
fifth. Freshmen Trevor Donovan 
(28:04) placed 13 th and Muraya 
Muraguri placed 23rd with 29:14. 
rounding out Milligan's points. 
Freshman Derek Webb (29:58) and 
sophomore Isaac Jensen (32:11) also 
ran for the Buffs. 

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 


Page 4 

How do Christians seek justice in an unjust world? 

Chad Booth 

News Editor 

Tim Ross delivered a sermon entitled 
"The Cross of Triumph" for Milligan's 
chapel service on September 13th, A 
significant portion of his sermon dealt 
with the terrorist attack on the United 
States on Sept. 1 1 , and in it Ross made 
many good points concerning the 
response of Christians to the attack. He 
suggested Christians should not "yearn 
for vengeance" nor should they "long to 
see the missiles fly." 

Although these are both good points, 
forsaking vengeance does not mean that 
justice should not be pursued. 
Forgiveness does not negate punish- 
ment for wrongdoing. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, 
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice 

All Christians should value peace and 
do everything in their power to preserve 
it. Yet, as Benedict de Spinoza said, 
"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a 
virtue, a state of mind, a disposition of 
benevolence, confidence [and] justice." 

Ross was correct when he said, "In 
the next weeks and months, the king- 
doms of this world are going to get all 
the support they need to unsheathe their 
swords and blow the dust off their can- 
nons. They don't need [Christians'] help 

or support. 

Whether or not the kingdoms of this 
world need the support ol Christians is 
not the issue. In Romans 13:4, Paul 
wrote of the governing authorities, say- 
ing, "...he does not bear the sword for 
nothing. He is God's servant, an agent 
of wrath to bring punishment on the 
wrongdoer, (NIV)" Why should 
Christians refuse to support the govern- 
ment when it is God who has granted it 
the authority to dispense justice? 

Although there arc many people 
eagerly awaiting the bombs to drop so 
they can have revenge on those who 
have wronged them, this is not the pri- 
mary reason "for seeking the attackers. 
Military action can be seen as an act of 
love for the preservation of the human 

John 2:15 tells the story of Jesus rid- 
ding the temple of moneychangers with 
a whip made from cords. Jesus did not 
do this for vengeance but for love of His 
Father. Certainly, He was disgusted 
with the way the temple was being 
abused, just as Americans are disgusted 
with the attack on the nation. Why then 
should Americans not rid the abomina- 
tion of terrorism from the world for the 
love of their fellow man? 

Virtually everyone agrees that police 
are a necessity to maintain order even 
though police must often use force to 

subdue those who have committed 
crimes. Why then should the United 
Stales not act as a type of police force 
and maintain order in this situation? If 
the United States does nothing, what 
message docs that send to the perpetra- 
tors of future strikes that kill innocent 
civilians? Christ once put himself 
between an angry mob and a prostitute. 
Are Christians not called to follow His 
example and protect those around 

II a fox sneaks into a farmer's chick- 
en coup and kills some of his chickens. 
The fanner will of course try to block 
the entry to prevent the fox from killing 
more chickens. If the same thing occurs 
again, it becomes clear to the farmer 
that simply trying to prevent an attack 
may not be enough. At what point docs 
the farmer say enough is enough and go 
after the fox? 

Perhaps American Christians have 
interpreted scripture differently than 
their predecessors because they have 
not been, as Ross said, "at the bottom of 
the pile" in many years. It is easy to 
adopt a policy of non-violence when 
there is no present evil great enough to 
give reason for violence. Marilyn vos 
Savant, a columnist for Parade maga- 
zine who is listed in the Guinness Book 
of World Records for her high IQ, was 
asked when war was necessary. She 

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Two weeks ago, when we wrote a 
story about the Milligan community's 
reaction on September 11th, we used a 
statement posted on the Christ and 
Culture bulletin board. In an effort to 
gain insights from a variety of people, 
we chose a quote that we thought 
typified the internal struggle many stu- 
dents were expressing. Because we are 
both in Christ and Culture, we didn't 

realize that the bulletin board is only 
accessible to those students in Christ 
and Culture class, making it a sort-of 
online private conversation. 

Journalists do not quote private 
conversations — this we know. 

The "Blackboard" software system 
is new this year. It provides a place for 
professors to post assignments, 
announcements and grades. In the case 
of Christ and Culture, only those people 
in the class can access the information 
for their course. 

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Christ and Culture one where Phil 
Kenneson, the Christ and Culture 
professor, had posted the question, 
"What do you think is the biggest chal- 
lenge facing Christians today in the 
United States and why?" 

Tisha Bertoli wrote: "I think that as 
a Christian I am called to respond 
differently, but of course as a sinful 
human I immediately think of revenge 
as I see the images of television of peo- 
ple jumping to their deaths from burn- 
ing buildings." 

contended that war was necessary when 
the alternative was morally worse than 
the act of war itself 

Regardless ol one's failh, citizenship 
is not without cost. America is about 
more lhan waving a flag while- waiving 
the responsibilities that go along with it 
America would not exist had its 
founders not been willing to go to war 
to cam and protect its freedoms. When 
Jesus laid His life down for man, there 
was a purpose. He was dying so that 
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Tisha Bertoli's response to Kenneson 's 

She understood that this was a pri- 
vate bulletin board and posted a com- 
ment that she thought would remain 
within the sight of only those in Christ 
and Culture, who would be reading her 
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Volume 66 Number 5 

Milligan announces public phase of $30 million Capital Campaign 

Leadership," began last 

hv Chrislan McKay 

Managing Editor 

President Donald Jeanes 

announced the public phase of 
Milligan's $30 million capitol campaign 
and unveiled the plans lor the new cam- 
pus center at Friday's luncheon with 
students, faculty, alumni and friends of 
the college. 

"Today more than ever, we believe 
that Christian education is the hope of 
the world," Jeanes said. "At Milligan 
College we believe that great academic 
achievement and reputation can be unit- 
ed with Christian leadership. Those two 
combined will steer our college in the 
2 1 st century." 

The campaign, called the "Milligan 
College Campaign for Christian 

President Jeanes speaks to faculty, students 
and alumni concerning the Milligan College 
Campaign for Christian leadership. 

April with the unveiling 
of Milligan's new logo, 
new vision statement, 
plans for the nearly com- 
plete Derthick Mall reno- 
vation and a comprehen- 
sive strategic funds ini- 
tiative, which is to be 
completed over the next 
1 to 15 years. 

This campaign is 
the largest such cam- 
paign in the history of 
Milligan College. 

"The strategic fund- 
ing initiatives are built 
on the faith that we have 
that God will provide 
those resources that we 
need and that he has 
amazing things in store 
for us at Milligan 
College," Jeanes said. 

The funds from the 
$30 million campaign have already 
been used for the Derthick renovation 
and will be utilized to create a campus 
commons and for the building of the 
new Campus Center. 

"This campaign will continue to be 
an exercise in faith and reliance on 
God," said Todd Norris, vice president 
for institutional advancement. "We also 
move forward with the largest gift in the 
history of Milligan College . . .this gift 
has already allowed us to move forward 
with the renovation of Derthick Hall 
and to move forward with plans for our 
central campus commons and a new 
Campus Center." 

The administration also unveiled 
plans for the Campus Center. Planners 
hope to break ground within the next 
two years for the building, which will 

Milligan unveils the plans for the next stage of the Capital Campaign which will include the above student center 
Work is expected to begin within the next two years on the structure which will occupy the space currently 
reserved for the tennis courts. 

facilities for campus life activities. The 
Center will be located at the current site 
of Milligan's tennis courts, which will 
be moved to a location near the Steve 
Lacy Fieldhouse. 

Before the announcement of the 
public phase of the Campaign for 
Christian Leadership, Milligan was able 
to raise $15 million in the lead gifts 
phase of the project. These gifts include 
the largest single gift in Milligan's his- 
tory, a $4.5 million Leadership 
Challenge Grant, from an anonymous 

"It's a $4.5 million challenge gTant, 
which has been extended to encourage 
each of us to rise to new levels of sup- 
port for the college," said Norris. 

The leadership team for this project 
consists of church leaders, community 

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lege. The campaign centers around five 
objectives: transformation, participa- 
tion, partnership, foundation and vision. 

These objectives are centered on 
participation from alumni, churches, 
businesses, and friends of the college, as 
well as a vision for "changing lives and 
shaping culture." 

Jeanes asked for full support from 
the Milligan community, not just finan- 
cially, but also in prayer. 

"There is a way that all of you can 
participate in this campaign," Jeanes 
said. "We depend on people who can 
give financial resources, but one way 
you all can participate is through prayer. 
Many people have already joined with 
us in under girding this project with 
prayer. We know that God answers 
prayer and that your prayers will make a 

Ground Zero photography exhibit features patriotic theme 

bv Paige Wassel 


Some students are using patriotic 
art to responding to the events of Sept. 
11, as evidenced by last weekend's 
opening of a new display in Ground 
Zero, the art gallery in the basement of 
the Derthick building. 

"I think it's important for people to 
express their feelings about everything 
going on right now, and the visual arts 
are a good way to do that," senior pho- 

tography student Hannah Carson said. 

This first show of the semester, 
entitled "Mid-Semester Selections," 
highlights student and faculty work 
with contributions by all first semester 
art and photography students. The 
works will be on exhibit until Nov. 9. 

Photography professor Alice 
Anthony said the patriotic emphasis dis- 
plays students' response to recent 
national events. 

"It is a good way for students to 
express their feelings," Anthony said. 

Although not all pieces exhibited a 
patriotic theme, Anthony thought this 
"sub-theme" would be evident to those 
viewing the show. 

In addition to photos and art works 
portraying American flags, some stu- 
dents' work is presented who responded 
to the terrorism attacks through poetry. 

Kristin Colson, 2001 graduate and 
artist-in-residence, hung the exhibit and 
said she supports the patriotic theme. 

"i think it's good because art is 
about culture and history, and it's reflec- 

tive of history," Colson said. "It's a 
good way of expressing emotions." 

Some of Anthony's own photos 
were a part of the display as well. She 
said that, although this show was 
intended to be an exhibition of student 
works, she was asked to display some of 
her photographs by Director of Alumni 
Relations Theresa Garbe. 

These photographs included night 

shots taken from the top of the World 

Trade Center by Anthony during a fine 

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Thursday, November ), 2001 

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Mee presents ideas to attract prospective students 

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David Mee, vice president for enroll- 
ment management, presented his 
strategies for attracting more students to 
Milligan at the Enrollment Management 
Committee Meeting last weekend. 

Enrollment numbers dropped by two 
percent this year as compared to last 
year, leaving the student body 
population at 899. Out of the 849 stu- 
dents who applied to Milligan, 242 
enrolled for the school year. 

"My goal is to have students thrive, 
and not just survive, " said Mee. 

The admissions office waived the 
enrollment fee through the first of 
November, in order for students to get 
applications completed faster, giving 
time for admissions counselors to get to 
know the applicants. 

"This decision will help to increase 

numbers and encourage students to 
apply earlier, giving us time to build u 
relationship with them," said Mee. 

Many changes have also occurred in 
the application process. Milligan admis- 
sions staff now prefer electronic appli- 
cation. A user ID und password allow 
students to work on the applica- 

tion in parts. Students can pay the 
application fee of $30 by credit card. 

Admissions stall has talked about 
eliminating the application fee but 
many feel that without the fee, there 
would be a huge flood in the number of 
non-serious applicants. 

Meanwhile, the application has 
undergone additions. The application 
requires a work phone number for 
parents so that admissions staff can 
communicate with the applicant's 
parents. A place on the school reference 
form for the percent of students from 
high school who plan to attend college 
has also been added to this year's 

application along with the applicant's 
younger siblings' names and their year 
of high school graduation. The younger 
siblings will automatically be updated 
in the Milligan database. 

The recruitment cost is expected to 
decline as an increase use the 
application of the Internet is used. 
Postage costs will drastically decrease 
as prospective students admission'- ftaf) 
communicate more electronically. 

Mee and his staff put together a 
new set of admissions brochures and 
information packets with fewer, sharper 
pieces of up-to-date information. 

Milligan admissions staff has also 
added additional new student 
orientations for students in their senior 
year of high school. The orientations 
will be held in April and June, giving 
the student a lime to stay on campus for 
a weekend, eating in the cafeteria and 
talking to professors. A planning 
committee is working on the program. 

which will be strongly encouraged for 
all accepted students to attend. Mee 
hopes the new program will increase the 
number of accepted applicants who 
later enroll. The admissions staff's 
wants to foster relationships with appli- 
cants to keep them interested, hopefully 
spreading the word to their friends, thus 
increasing the number of applicants. 

"We do this so students may feel 
much more connected early on and cut 
down on the people changing their 
mind," said Mcc, 

An open house in the month of 
October brought nearly 50 students to 
Milligan and an expected number of 75 
students arc predicted at the November 
open house. 

There is a great challenge to get 
kids to come for a campus visit. 

"If you arc going to spend four 
years and all that money," Mcc said, "it 
is wise to spend at least 24 hours on 
campus as an inquiry of the college," 

Preview of audit reveals projected $400,000 budget shortfall 

by Amv Vincent 


Milligan's projected budget fell short 
by $400,000 this year, according to a 
review of the fiscal audit by the Finance 
Committee of the Board of Trustees 
Oct. 26. 

The 2001-2002 revenue budget was 
reported as $16,295,020, and the pro- 
jected revenue is expected to fall short 
of this by approximately $400,000. 
This short falling is due to the lack of 
enrollment; predicted enrollment was 
935 students, and actual enrollment 
totals 899. 

The fiscal report also made reference 
to a recent decrease in total indebted- 
ness of $254,851 since Oct. 20, 2000, 
which brings the total remaining debt as 
of Sept. 30, 2001 to $2,923,027. 

While liabilities have increased 
slightly in the past period due mainly to 
renovations of Derthick, total increase 
in net assets has increased tremendous- 
ly from $12,886,145 to $19,551,797. 
This increase of $6,665,652 is a huge 
jump compared to increases in the past. 

"I've never seen anything like that," 
said Tom Greer, partner with Blackburn, 
Childcrs & Steagall, PLC, who present- 
ed the audit report. "That is really 
amazing," he stated. 

The meeting also mentioned 
donations to the school in the past year 
that have also greatly helped increase 
net assets. Gifts in excess of $2,000,000 
have been received for renovations of 
Derthick and the commons area. 

In addition, the meeting addressed 
the fact that Milligan College will 
perform an internal audit sometime in 
the next six months to meet accredita- 
tion the Southern Association of 
Colleges and Schools, SACS said Joe 
Whitaker, Milligan's vice president for 
business and finance. 

"I feel this will strengthen our 
systems throughout," Whitaker said. 
"(The audit) will impact and help how 
we do things." 

The internal audit will be performed 
by Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, 
PLC, the same firm that has performed 
Milligan's financial audits since 1995 
and take an in-depth look at the business 

office check to sec if procedures and 
policies are being properly abided by. 
Its purpose is also to make sure check 
requests are properly approved and 
made for legitimate items, as well as 
looking into things like travel expendi- 
tures declared, including hotel stays, 
meal funding and general expenses. 

The audit, which will take place at an 
unknown time in the next six months, 
will be performed on a random basis. 

The results will be presented to die 
Finance Committee of the Board of 
Trustees at the board meeting next 

Milligan would more than likely not 
perform an internal audit if SACS did 
not require it. 

"It is not particularly necessary at this 

point," said Chris Rolph, Milligan's 
budget director/controller. "Although, it 
will certainly benefit us." 

SACS, an organization responsible 
for re-accrcdidation, sets guidelines and 
rules which schools must comply with 
to become an accredited school. 
Although Milligan is already 
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Baseball team plays in first annual intra-squad World Series 

fry Shanno n Smith 


While baseball fans intently 
watched the World Series last weekend, 
Milligan's baseball team decided to play 
its first ever "World Series" for practice 
held Oct. 17-21. 

"I wanted to let the guys have a lit- 
tle fun before wc start conditioning and 
getting ready for the season," Coach 

Clark said. 

Seniors David Hilton and Mike 
Combs served as the captains and chose 
teams. They took turns by choosing dif- 
ferent teammates. 

"It reminded me of a draft," Combs 
said. "You had to put away personal 
feelings and pick the person that would 
benefit your team the most." 

Clark held the series because he 
wanted to try something fun, but also it 

Men's soccer subdue LMU 

by Autumn Hambv 


When the Milligan men's soccer 
team defeated Lincoln Memorial 
University with the score of 7-2 last 
week, the team moved a step closer to 
the National Tournament and senior 
Dalan Telles pulled closer to setting a 
new Milligan record. 

The Buffs arc now ranked third in 
the region said Marty Shirley, the men's 
head soccer coach. If the team wins all 
the remaining five games in the season, 
the men will go on to the National 
Tournament. If they go for Nationals, it 
will be the first time in Milligan's 

Telles scored the first goal of the 
game and later scored two more goals 
and gave an assist, leaving him only six 
points away from tying Milligan's 
Career Scoring Record, which is 
currently held by Shirley. 

"It's just going to be one more 
record, but I'll be happy because I've 
been playing for the coach who has the 
record," said Telles. "If I beat his 
record, he is one who has helped me." 

Telles made his fourth hat trick in 
the game against LMU, an 
"unbelievable" feat, Shirley said. 

Telles, scoring 25 goals this season, 
has already topped the past record of 21 

goals in a season held by graduate Tim 

Senior Ramirez Uliuna, a striker, 
scored two goals against LMU. 

With his second goal in the. game, 
Uliana scored the 600th goal in 
Milligan's history. 

However, Shirley said that LMU 
played tough at times. 

"For the most part, they played 
with a lot of heart for their coach," 
Shirley said. "But they were no match 
for our speed." 

In the first 20 minutes of the game, 
the Buffs scored their first four goals. 
This placed them comfortably in the 
lead for the duration. 

"The first four goals gave us an 
advantage and a tranquility to play the 
rest of the game," Uliana said. "We 
dominated the game. After 25 minutes, 
the game became a little boring, to be 

Telles and Uliana scored Milligan's 
five goals in the first half. Sophomore 
Daniel Gacheru scored the sixth goal. 
Freshman Greg Hochstetter scored the 
final goal. LMU was unable to score in 
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Uliana said that he feels confident 
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gave him time to look at all the players 
on the team, he said. 

"With close to 40 players on the 
team some of them don't get as much 
attention as they need," Clark said. 
"This series allows mc to sec each man 
and how he plays." 

Ine two teams were named orange 
and black. Comb's orange team won. 

Senior Josh Ramsey said, "I liked 
the series because we were able to split 

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7hc winning team is going to be 
served dinner by the player of their 
choice from the other team. 

"It will be a fun night," Gould said. 
"Everyone will have a good time, 
even the servers. We all get along so it's 
just going to be funny." 

Clark hopes to make this a tradition 
every year. 

Rock and the Rabbi' 


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"The Rock and the Rabbi" composer Danny Hamilton (left) and members of the band rehearse 
for the show held Oct. 27 in Seeger Chapel 

-Photo by Andrew Hopper 

wide including such venues as Hard 
Rock Live in Orlando, Fla., and the 
Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Term. 
"I was very pleased with the turnout 
and the crowd's response to the musi- 
cal," said Theresa Garbc, director of 
alumni relations. "We wanted to add 
excitement to homecoming. It was also 
a way to make the community more 
aware of Milligan." 

At this weekend's performance 
Milligan's president Donald Jeanes pre- 
sented Richardson with the Professional 
Excellence Award, which is awarded to 
alumni who exhibit outstanding profes- 
sional and personal excellence. 

Features Editor 

Gary Richardson, 1 978 Milligan 
alumnus, had a real homecoming last 
weekend when his show "The Rock and 
the Rabbi" played in Seeger Chapel for 
one performance on Oct. 27. 

Richardson wrote, produced and nar- 
rated this narrative account of the story 
of Peter and Jesus with original music 
and lyrics by Danny Hamilton. The 
show features a variety of musical 
instruments and styles, including gui- 
tars, African drums and bagpipes. The 
show has played to audiences nation 

Ground Zero photography exhibit cont. 

arts field trip to New York last spring. 

Garbe said she thought Anthony's 
photos added depth to the patriotic 

"They're pictures that will never be 
able to be reproduced," Garbe said. 

Garbe included this exhibit as a 

Founder's Award winners announced 

campus event during the recent Alumni 

The next art show, entitled "Odds 
and Ends," will be a sample of work by 
Anthony and Assistant Professor of Art 
Nick Blosser. It will be held in late 

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Previously called the Founder's 
Daughter award, the redesigned 
Founder's Award was presented in 
chapel last week. 

Following a short speech in convoca- 
tion by two nominees — one male, one 
female — from each of the sophomore, 

junior and senior classes, students voted 
for one male and one female. 

Seniors Andrew Parker and Bethany 
Haynes were the recipients of the award 
based on their commitment to Christian 
leadership at Milligan. Other nominees 
included sophomores Aaron Scott and 
Kari LeFever and juniors Ryan Starr 
and Rachel Hatfield. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, November ), 2001 

Page 4 


Photo Essay: Homecoming Parade 

by Andrew Hopper 

Lett; Now we know where they spend their weekends! Sutton girls (and 
Corey Paulson) show they love for Wal-Mart by dedicating thetr float to the 
store The group shouted, 'Sutton girls love Wal-Mart." and pasted out 
Wal-Mart merchandise to the crowd 

Below; Katie Lloyd and Kristina McNeefy are defmatety 'social butterfhes * 
The Social Affairs crew dressed up their float in butterfly wings and anten- 
nas just for the parade. 

Lindsay Patterson shows her patriotism by waving an American flag atop th- 
SGA fire truck during the parade 

Above; Coach Duard Walker and his wife Carolyn drive down the parade route in a clas- 
sic convertible. Walker was honored this year as the 2001 Athletic Director of the Year. 



Thursday, November 15, 2001 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 5 

SGA undergoes budget cuts, Fox points to lower enrollment 

hv Misty Fry 


and Rcgina Holtman 

Senior Editor 

The budget supervised directly by the 
SGA has been cut by almost one-fifth 
from last year, going from $29,750 to 
$24,500, with Concert Council, Social 
Affairs and the SGA general fund taking 
the hardest hits. 

The cut is part of an overall reduction 
of the student development budget from 
$72,600 to $68,000, an almost 6 percent 
decrease. The budget is entirely derived 
from student activity fees. 

The cuts are a repercussion of lower 
than anticipated enrollment this year, 
said Mark Fox, vice president of student 

According to reports from the regis- 
trar's office, undergraduate enrollment 
is down one person from last year, from 
717 to 716. Each full-time undergradu- 
ate pays $50 per semester in student 
fees; part-time undergraduates pay $25 
per semester. Graduate students do not 
pay these fees. 

The proportion of student fees that 
SGA has control over has shrunk as 
well. Last year, the SGA-controlled 
budget represented 41 percent of the 
entire fees-funded budget. This year, 

SGA controls 36 percent. 

The SGA controls funding of such 
organizations as Concert Council, 
Social Affairs, Spiritual Life and the 
Volunteer Action Center (LINC). The 
remainder of student fees goes toward 
paying for residence hall life activities 
and student publications, including the 
Stampede newspaper, Buffalo yearbook 
and Phoenix literary magazine. 

The Stampede printing budget was 
cut 10 percent, from the $2,500 to 
$2,250. The yearbook budget remained 
unchanged, as did other items under 
contract. At press time, Phoenix editors 
were negotiating with the Student 
Development office for their budget. 

Though Hooker admits that SGA has 
had the extra expenditure of $ 1 ,500 this 
year for executive council salaries, he 
said he has been concerned since he 
took office last year about the decreas- 
ing control the SGA has over the entire 
student fee budget. 

"If there aren't dramatic changes in 
the student activity fee, over time 
Milligan will see a dramatic decline in 
social affairs, SGA, spiritual life and 
other areas of student life on campus," 
Hooker said. 

Hooker said he intended to raise his 
concerns about the limited SGA budget 
to the board of trustees last month, but 
decided not to after consulting with 


"Iff had to do it over a^ain, I'd bring 
it up," Hooker said. 

George Kcralis, SGA president in the 
1999-2000 school year, said he had the 
same complaint that Hooker now has - 
that SGA depends on the student fees to 
have a healthy student life program and 
yet loses control over more and more of 
that money each year. During his presi- 
dency, Keralis discussed with Fox the 
possibility of increasing student fees. 
No changes were made. 

"If you look at any other college or 
universities, Milligan fees arc extreme- 
ly low," Kcralis said, adding that his 
student activity fees at the University of 
Tennessee master's program totaled in 
the hundreds of dollars. 

Last January, Hooker approached 
President Don Jcanes about increasing 
the student activity fee but was told that 
it was too late to change the budget for 
the 2001-2002 school year. 

Fox and Director of Student Life 
Julie Ray said they support an increase 
in student fees for next year and Ray 
said an increase is a "good possibility." 
However Fox and Ray declined to spec- 
ulate on specific numbers because the 
administration is still discussing next 
year's tuition and fee schedule. 

Meanwhile, student life programs are 
feeling the effects of the cuts, some by 

the ih'ju-.aii'J-. "I do 

fund lost S2.400, leaving less money for 

SGA to distribute to student-. vA 

to (art new clubs or do special projects. 

Social Affairs lost SI .750 of its budget. 

The club now has a budget of $7,250 - 

down from the $9,000 they have had for 

the last two years. 

"Anytime you're losing money it is 
unfortunate, especially with wonderful 
Wednesday, but we'll make it through 
any tough situation," said Social Affairs 
President Bethany Hayncs, "We might 
have to do fundraising." 

In addition, Concert Council lost half 
of its budget, bringing them down to 
$1,000 for the year. 

"There's not a whole lot we can do 
with the amount of money we had in the 
first place and now we're in a situation 
that's even worse," said Tyler Dodd, 
president of Concert Council. 

Hooker said that his next step will be 
to conduct a student survey during the 
Town Meeting on December 4 in con- 
vocation, asking the students what they 
think are the most important activities 
on campus. He also will ask students 
how they think their activity fees should 
be best put to use. 

"I continue to remain positive," 
Hooker said, "that we can make a dif- 
ference in [SGA] and can make the stu- 
dent life on this campus thrive." 

Allen selected to carry Olympic flame for 2002 winter games 

by Christan McKay 

Managing Editor 

This winter Milligarfs own Bert 
Allen, assistant professor of psycholo- 
gy, will join 11,500 other men and 
women from across America in carrying 
the Olympic flame to its destination in 
Salt Lake City, Utah for the start of the 
2002 winter games. 

"When I opened the package I was 
stunned to read that I been selected as 
one of the torchbearers," said Allen. "I 
always have pictured those folks as 
someone high and mighty, someone 
who has done something extraordinary 
or special. I certainly don't fit that 

Ann Easter, administrative assistant 
to the vice president of student develop- 
ment, nominated Allen to carry the 
torch. Chevrolet sponsored the contest 
to choose torchbearers. Easter said that 

she received e-mail about nominating 
someone to carry the torch. She wrote a 
short paragraph about Allen and sent the 
e-mail back. 

"I feel Bert is a good person, hon- 
est, kind," Easter said. "After his first 
tour in Vietnam, he signed up for a sec- 
ond tour. He received the Purple 
Heart. He has the most positive attitude 
of anyone I know, and he is kind to 
all. He is respected and well liked by 
peers and students alike. He has good 
judgment and is an all around great guy 
with a great personality." 

Allen said he is both excited and 
nervous about the experience. 

"I always get a bit of performance 
anxiety before 1 do something out of the 
routine where people will see me," 
Allen said. "I wonder if I'll make amis- 
take, drop the torch, trip, those sorts of 

The torch will be lit in Greece and 

then travel to the United States via Delta 
Airlines. The actual torch relay begins 
Dec. 4 in Atlanta, Ga. and will travel 
over 13,500 miles across the country, 
through 125 cities in 46 states. It will 
arrive in Salt Lake City Feb. 8, 2002 for 
the start of the games, according to the 
official torch relay website. 

The flame will travel by car, air- 
plane, train, ship, dog sled, skier, horse- 
drawn sleigh, snowmobile, ice skater, 
prairie schooner and other unique 
modes of transportation, as well as 
human torchbearers. 

Allen and the other torchbearers 
will carry the flame .2 mile each along 
the route. The first torchbearer will be 
world-class cyclist Lance Armstrong. 

Allen said he is appreciative of 
Easter's nomination and thinks that 
Easter also has an important ministry on 

"She (Easter) conducts the same 

Dr. Allen and 11,500 other torchbearers will 
carry the Olympic flame .2 mile. 

-Photo courtesy of Life Touch 

sort of ministry to others that I do, helps 
people, counsels people, supports peo- 
ple, probably in her position as much or 
more than others of us who see fewer 
people in distress," Allen said. "I thank 
her for the very nice compliment" 

The Stampede 

Thursday, November 15, 2001 

Page 2 


Theater program explores options in light of recent changes 

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The Milligan theatre department is 
taking seriously the saying, "the show 
must go on." 

Despite the lack of a theatre build- 
ing and the possibility of Professor of 
Theatre Richard Major taking a sabbat- 
ical in two years. Major says the theatre- 
program will continue. 

"Theater will still occur on this 
campus." Major said. 

When the theater facility was con- 
verted into classroom space in the 
Derthick Hall renovation, the theater 
program became innovative with their 
performance setting, putting on their 
fall play, "An Actor's Nightmare," in 
SUB 7. 

Major said that in the absence of a 
theater facility, he wants to have a din- 
ner theater in McCormick Dining Hall 
for the spring production. The annual 
one-act festival will probably be held in 
SUB 7. Major said it will be decided in 
the spring if Milligan will collaborate 
with ETSU on a play next fall. 

"We're keeping lots of options 
open," Major said. 

If approved by President Jeanes, 
Major said his proposed sabbatical 
would take place from spring 2003 to 
spring 2004. During this time. Major 
said collaborating with ETSU or other 
local community groups who work on 
theater might be an option for students 
that participate in the fall and spring 

Major said the theater classes that 
he teaches would either not be taught 
that year, or an adjunct might be hired to 
teach a few classes. If theater classes 

are not offered while Major is on sab- 
batical, Major said the fine arts core 
requirements that theater majors must 
1 1 j 1 1111 to receive a degree could be taken 
during this time. Major also said that 
more theater classes might be offered in 
the 2002 class schedule to accommo- 
date students. 

"I just don't anticipate there being a 
problem with people getting what they 
need," Major said. 

Major said he has many plans for 
his sabbatical, including possibly work- 
ing as a member of the resident acting 
company at Barter Theater. He has also 

"I just don't anticipate 

there being a problem 

with people getting 

what they need." 

- Richard Major 

applied for an intensive one-month 
workshop in Jan. 2003 with the 
Shakespeare and Company group in 
Lennox, Mass. 

Major said he wants to start work 
on an acting theory book while on sab- 
batical, which would synthesize differ- 
ent acting texts he has studied and add a 
Christian perspective. 

Academic Dean Mark Matson said 
that Major has not had a sabbatical in 17 
years, and he thought that the proposed 
sabbatical would come at a good time 
with construction on the new campus 
center tentatively beginning in 2003. 
Matson said he hoped that much of the 

construction of the new theater in this 
center could be done by the time Major 
returns "re invigorated." 

"In some ways, we're setting the 
stage for a better theater program," 
Matson said. 

This campus center facility is a part 
of the $30 million capital campaign 
publicly announced at the Alumni 
Luncheon on Oct. 25. This building, 
which would be built on 
top of where the tennis 
courts are now, will 
hold a new theater and 
welcome center, a new 
student center, the 
bookstore, the Grill, the 
president's office and 
admissions according to 
Vice President for 
Advancement Todd 

Regardless of 

whether the college has 
the total funds in hand, 
Norris said construction 
would begin on the new 
complex in a couple of 
years. Construction has 
not begun yet because 
Norris said the college 
hopes to use those years 
to do some extra fund- 
raising for the building. 

Norris said the esti- 
mated cost of the entire 
complex is $10-12 mil- 
lion. $4.5 million of the $6 million 
required to build the central theater cen- 
ter has already been raised. While plans 
are to raise the entire complex at once, 
Norris said the design of the building is 

such that it can be built "in phases" if 
needed. Norris said (he new Iheatef and 
welcome center is a thrcc-story com- 
plex, and the theater has approximately 
300-350 scats, larger wings and practice 

"The growing pains that we're 
experiencing now will result in a pro- 
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Cross Country speeds ahead to nationals 

by Mist y Fry 


Four runners on Milligan's cross 
country team are traveling to Kenosha, 
Wis. today to compete in the NAIA 
National Competition. 

Freshman Phillip Rotich and junior 
Ryan Starr will represent the men's 
team. Senior Dawn Shatzer and fresh- 
man Rebecca Dixon will run for the 
women, all advancing from the NAIA 
Region XII AAC championship held at 
Daniel Boone High School on Nov. 4. 

"I'm very excited," said Head Coach 
Chris Layne. "Our program has taken 
another step forward, we have moved 
from sending two [athletes] to four. I 

think our four athletes can really do well 
and be in the top 40. That is huge." 

Rotich claimed an impressive first 
place finish, beating last year's champi- 
on Alexis Sharangbo of Brevard by a 
mere three seconds. Rotich ran a course 
record of 25:34. Starr placed fourth in 
the race, making this his third trip to the 
national meet, where both are expected 
to have an impressive finish. 

"Phillip has a legitimate shot of a top 
five spot or better if it all lines up on the 
day," said Layne. 

For the women, Shatzer came in sec- 
ond, running a time of 19:33, which was 
not only a personal best, but was a 
record time for Milligan. Dixon fol- 
lowed close behind in third, with a time 
of 19:48. 

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Thursday, November 15, 2001 


Women's soccer advances to national tourney in St. Louis 

h y Jason H otchkin 

Contributing Writer 

It's 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 13. A bus has 
been loaded, and inside are bags full of 
soccer gear and 22 girls. 1 1 :45 a.m. rolls 
around, the bus leaves' the gravel park- 
ing lot and heads for St. Louis, site of 
the 2001 NA1A Women's National 

Led by Coach John Garvilla, the 
Milligan College women's soccer team 
has found its strength in unity. Finishing 
the year ranked 12th in the nation with 
18 wins, 2 losses and 3 ties is an incred- 
ible task for any team, and they hope to 
improve on that record this weekend in 
St. Louis. 

The Lady Buffs found themselves 
playing at home in the regional tourna- 
ment Nov. 9. 

Their first opponent, Covenant hand- 
ed Milligan its second loss of the season 
earlier in the year, but with a goal from 

Salem Wood and another added by 
Denicce Kitchin, the Lady Huffs moved 
up 2-0 and kept it that way until the end. 

Milligan then played (heir cross-town 
rival King College Nov. 10 in the 
regional championship. This was the 
third meeting between the two teams, 

Milligan got on the scoreboard in the 
36th minute thanks to Danika Gumbs 
who broke free of her defender and 
found the back of the net. 

Jance Kcliciano earned herself a red 
card after retaliating to a foul committed 
by a player from King. Milligan played 
the rest of the match a man down, and 
went on to beat King 1-0. 

"We played well, and came through 
playing a man down," said defender 
Amanda White. "Everybody on the 
team really wanted it. Beating a team 
tlvee times in on season is tough to do. 
King is a big rival. But wc wanted it bad 
enough and wc arc a good enough 

Members of tho women's soccer team 
winning the NAIA Region XII tournament by d 

Milligan will enter the national tour- 
nament seeded No. 11. They will play 
the No. 6 seed OkaJahoma City Nov. 16 
with hopes of advancing. 

"It's going to be a tough schedule," 

lofeatmg King College 

- Photo by Jovjn Harvifio 
said assistant coach Derek Sharpe. 
"The girls have their work cut out for 
them, but J know they have the heart 
and desire to compete with any team 

they face.' 

Women's Volleyball places 2nd in AAC Region XII tournament 

by Nathan Moulder 


The Milligan women's volleyball 
team placed 2nd in the Appalachian 
Athletic Conference tournament held at 
King College last weekend, allowing 
Milligan to return to King next weekend 
to play in the Region XII tournament. 

In the AAC tournament, Milligan 
won two matches against Montreat and 
lost two matches against King. 

Nov., Milligan faced Montreat, los- 
ing the first game and then winning 
three to win the match. 

"We showed up for the game phys- 
ically, but we were not there mentally," 
said senior Heather Eckman. "By the 
third game we picked the play up and 
were able to finish the match strong." 

In their first match Saturday morn- 
ing, Nov. 10, the Milligan women faced 
their long time rival. King College. 

"In the four years that I have been 
here at Milligan playing volleyball, we 
have only beaten King once," said sen- 
ior Megan Hackler. "It was not even a 
match, it was only one game." 

The women lost both matches that 
they played against King on Saturday. 

The Milligan women were able to 
redeem themselves Saturday by beating 

Montreat in the losers* bracket, which 
allowed them to advance to the tourna- 
ment finals and face King again. 

"Montreat was at their strongest 
when we played them Friday," Eckman 
said. "Saturday, they didn't play as 

King won the tournament, so the 
regional matches will be held on their 
home court. 

The women look forward to a 
rematch with King at the regionals. 

The focus of the team now is to 

"In the four years that I 

have been here at Milligan 

playing volleyball, we have 

only beaten King once." 

-Megan Hackler 

meet King again and win in the Region 
XII tournament this weekend. 

"We are ready for King this 
Saturday," said junior Melanie Reed. "I 
think that we have them scared and that 
they know that wc are a threat." 

Despite the confidence, King is 
going to be a very strong opponent that 
will not yield easily. 

"This year we are a really strong 
team, but I don't think that we are men- 
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Single life: flying solo despite the migration toward marriage 

hv Misty Fry 


and Kcitirnt Holtmiin 

Senior Editor 

One carat or two? June or July? 
"Here Comes the Bride" or "Canon in 
D"? The beach or the mountains? One 
kid or two? 

One in four seniors who walk 
across the stage on graduation day in 
May will have already considered these 
questions, because one in four seniors 
are either already married or currently 

Singletons are greeted weekly with 
e-mail reminders of the topic of the next 
"Couples Bible Study" and plagued 
daily with talk of how and when he 
popped the question. It seems on every 
comer couples are embracing, and it's 
not just with in the confines of Hart Hall 

Let's face it, the Milligan marriage 
epidemic continues to spread as the rest 
of us are left dateless to fall formal and 
home on the weekends, listening to 
radio love requests on Delilah. 

But maybe the picture isn't so 

bleak. Let's get some perspective, three 
out of four seniors will be footloose and 
fancy free after graduation. 

Despite the epidemic of engage- 
ments on campus, some students aren't 
silling at home crying in their pillows 
because they haven't found their soul- 
mates in Milligan's selection of 900 stu- 

Senior Erin Hogshead shuns the 
idea of marrying and procreating at the 
age of 21. 

"1 think its kind of funny that our 
senior year is a mad dash to the wedding 
chapel," Hogshead said. "I wonder if 
it's oul of insecurity or what? It doesn't 
make me want to date or get engaged 
because I'm secure enough to go oul 
into the world without a significant 

Marriage and singleness seem to be 
the topics of conversation everywhere 
you turn. Last week's convo was no 
exception when the "Milligan commu- 
nity" was split into categories of seri- 
ously committed, seriously seeking or 
seriously single. The faint glimmer of 
hope for struggling singles came from 
Julie Ray's session on why you don't 
need a spouse to complete your life. 

The crowd in Hydcr Auditorium 
was riled up when Kay asked what Ihe 
popular conceptions are of singlchood. 

"Being single means you're ugly 
and worthless," one student said. 

"People struggle with questions of 
'what's wrong with me?'" Ray told the 
crowd, who responded with nods of 

She offered words of encourage- 
ment and challenge to the single popu- 
lation at Milligan. 'Ihe point of life, 
after all, is not just to get married, she 
said. The point is to love God and love 
people, whether you are married or not. 

"We are called as disciples of 
Christ to love our neighbors; we are 
called to be selfless people," Ray said. 
"To be married means you are choosing 
to focus your love on one person . . .the 
problem with singleness is that we're 
not loving each other, we're bemoaning 
the fact that we don't have anyone." 

Few students deny that they enter 
college hoping and expecting to find a 
soul mate before graduation, but people 
like seniors Kris Reed and Travis 
Mitchum and junior Jeff Harbin aren't 
letting their single state get in the way 
of their present happiness. 

"I'm busy doing things with my life 
and dating just doesn't happen to be one 
of them," Reed said. 

"It's just not my time, personally," 
said Mitchum. "I'm just fine hanging 
out, having fun and being myself." 

And what about us? Well, Gina 
plans to become the "press secretary" 
('. i ' iar. ' undil . hiti Mi >.. it current 
ly serving up buffalo wings at Hooters 
on Friday nights. 

Okay so we're not doing anything 
that desperate — yet. 

The truth is, we started this column 
to talk about how sick we were of "cou- 
ple talk" all around campus, and ended 
up realizing that all the talk doesn't real- 
ly matter. We might gel married, we 
might not, but whatever God decides to 
dish out, we will take it and be happy 
with the blessings he has given us. 

Right now, our blessing is singJc- 

"Singleness and marriage arc both 
gifts," Ray said. "They are ways of let- 
ting us love other people. If you are sin- 
gle, you have a gift. What you do with 
that gift is your choice. But you can bet 
that it's a good gift because God loves 

Clarification: Milligan increases assets 

Editor's note: A story addressing a 
projected $400,000 budget shortfall ran 
two weeks ago in the Stampede. The 
following is a clarification of that infor- 

While liabilities have increased 
slightly in the past period due mainly to 
renovations of Derthick, Milligan's net 
assets have increased 52 percent, rising 
from $12,886,145 to $19,551,797. 

This increase of $6,665,652 is a 
huge jump compared to increases in the 
past. The figures come from a report on 
Milligan's audit from the 2000-2001 
school year, during a meeting of the 
Finance Committee of the Board of 
Trustees in October. 

"At our recent board meeting, the 
auditors presented a glowing audit 
report to the trustees," said Chris Rolph, 
Milligan's budget director/controller. "It 
is probably the best report that I have 
ever seen." 

Donations to the school in the past 
year have also greatly helped increase 
net assets. Gifts in excess of $2,000,000 
have been received for renovations of 
Derthick and the commons area. 

Another $3,200,000 was received for a 
new proposed student center. 

The fiscal report also made refer- 
ence to a recent decrease in total indebt- 
edness of $254,851 since Oct. 20, 2000, 
which brings the total remaining debt as 
of Sept. 30, 2001 to $2,923,027. 

The committee discussed the cur- 
rent operating budget. Milligan's 2001- 
2002 revenue budget was $16,295,020. 
Rolph said that while the college is pro- 
jecting a $400,000 revenue shortfall, the 
college has been able to reduce expens- 
es by $300,000, and is continuing to 
look for ways to decrease this deficit. 

"We are currently projecting 
$100,000 deficit, but the cabinet contin- 
ues to look for ways to increase revenue 
and reduce expenses," said Rolph. "We 
are hopeful that we will find a way to 
balance the budget by the end of the fis- 
cal year... In my opinion it is premature 
to assume that we will end the fiscal 
year with a deficit." 

The reason for the original project- 
ed deficit is the smaller than expected 
enrollment for fall. The projected 
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Thursday, December 6, 2001 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 6 

Tuesday's town meetings provide forum for student feedback 

hv Mistv Fry 


Though Milligan was divided by 
classes for Tuesday's town meeting, stu- 
dents and faculty raised the same con- 

In an effort to tap into the student 
voice and find out how money should 
be spent. Dean of Students Mark Fox 
and Director of Student Life Julie Ray 
brought back the Town Meeting for 
convo on Tuesday, with the student 
activity fee being the main focus. 

"We were trying to get input from 
students on what they value," Fox said. 
"The student activity fee is a significant 
amount of money, with many items of 
importance. There are many areas that 
we haven't looked at in depth. It will 
help with strategic planning for later 
and setting priorities." 

Many of the questions raised by each 
class concerned the role of the SGA, 
what the activity fee is used for and 
what activities should get more money. 

For the most part, the students did not 
see anything wrong with SGA's actions, 
but they did feel disconnected from the 

Cross Country 

races for the finish 

line in national 

tournament p.4 

Women's Soccer 

battles in national 

tournament p. 5 

Milligan legends: 
Fact or Fiction p. 6 

Take it from a 


Students offer 

advice for personal 

happiness p.7-8 

organization and the issues the council 
is working on. 

"Students felt disconnected 
from the SGA," said David 
Roberts, professor of Bible, who 
worked with the junior class. 
"They don't feel accountability. 
'There arc no problems, but stu- 
dents weren't sure about what 
they were doing." 

Many also have no idea as to 
how their money for the student 
fee is being used, and they want 
to know where their money is 

"Students with whom I listened had 
little idea for what the student activity 
fee is used," said Bert Allen, professor 
of psychology who worked with the 
senior class. "Some were doing some 
figuring, and they thought that with 
about 700 students paying $100, that 
should be about $77,000 in money, 
while things like Social Affairs gets 
$7,500. It would be nice to permit the 
students to know where all the money is 

Phil Kenneson, associate professor of 
theology and philosophy, spoke with 
seniors about the budget and the group 
came to the conclusion that many stu- 

dents would be willing to pay more than 
the increase of $10, especially if they 

"We were trying to 
get input from stu- 
dents on what they 

- Mark Fox 

knew where the funds were going. 

Concerts were also a subject of con- 
troversy. Many of the students want big- 
ger names to come to campus, while 
lowering the admittance fee at the same 
time. With a meager budget of $1,000, 
many think that this is an area that 
should be given more money. 

Other activities with slim attendance 
should be re-evaluated, students said. 
Instead of spending some of the Social 
Affairs budget on large, expensive func- 
tions, students want more events to 
bring the campus together without 
spending a lot of money. 

"Students would also like a broader 

range of on-campus activities, such as 
movies, that have a good turnout, or 
things like bowling and golf tourna- 
ments. Something other than 'music, 
guitars, and coffee,'" said Allen. 

The topic of student publications 
were also discussed. Many think the 
yearbook should be only for those stu- 
dents that want it, in an effort to reduce 
the amount of money wasted on 
unclaimed books. 

"Instead of making everyone pay, we 
should just let the ones that want it pay," 
said senior Jeremy Christian. 

Students think that The Stampede 
needs to print more human interest sto- 
ries and that the paper should be contin- 
ue to print bi-weekly. As for The 
Phoenix, many don't know what the 
publication even is. Those who do, 
however, think they should print every 

Overall, the general consensus was 
that the Town Meeting is a great idea 
and that it is a good way to make ideas 

"I don't know of a better way to be 
heard as a student," said sophomore 
Brad Parker. "I think it is splendid that 
we can use a chapcl/convo punch to tell 
others what we think." 

Hart and Sutton resident directors resign positions 

by Jennifer Soucie 

Web Administrator 

Hart and Sutton will have yet 
another set of resident directors next 
school year, as Betsy Magness and 
Ronda Paulson resigned their positions. 

Magness will leave at the end of 
February 2000, while Paulson will 
remain RD of Sutton until May. 
Magness and her husband, Ethan, are 

(Left to Right) Ronda Paulson with hus- 
band Corey Paulson plan to leave Sutton in 

• Photo by Enn Hogshead 

buying a home in Johnson City and 
expecting a baby in June. 

Magness began her position as 
Hart's RD in August 2000. 

"I don't think I could do this 
through my whole pregnancy and cer- 
tainly after," she said. "It's best for Hart 
Hall if there is somebody else." 

Mark Fox, vice president for stu- 
dent development, said Danielle and 
Teddy Booth will become the RDs of 
Hart beginning Feb. 1. Fox said the 
Booths both have master's degrees in 
social work. 

It is important for a RD to ''under- 
stand interactions and human develop- 
ment," Fox said. 

Danielle is a former resident assis- 
tant and has experience working with 
dorm councils. She is currently working 
for Emmanuel School of Religion, 
where Teddy is a student. Fox said. 

The Paulsons are also buying a 
home and will leave Sutton in May 

Hart Hall Resident Directors Betsy and 
Ethan Magness. 

-Photo contributed by Betsy Magness 

when the spring semester ends. Fox said 
he will begin looking for a replacement 
after Feb.l. Paulson declined to com- 

Fox said the primary responsibility 
of a RD is the "management of dorm 
from the operations perspective." RDs 
are responsible for the training and 
selection of resident assistants and 
organizing programs in the dorm. 

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Thursday, December 6, 200] 


Page 2 

Enrollment figures indicate shifting trend in church affiliation 

hy ChrixHin McKi iv 

Managing Editor 

In the last decade, Milligan has 

experienced a decrease in the enroll- 
ment of students from Christian Church 
and Churches of Christ backgrounds, 
which is the church affiliation of the 

According to enrollment reports 
from the Registrar's Office, in 1991, the 
number of students affiliated with the 
Christian Church/Churches of Christ 
comprised 75 percent of the student 
population, or 473 out of 631 under- 
graduates. In 2000, that percentage 
dropped to 55.8 of the total number of 
undergraduates, or 400 out of 7 1 7. 

This year, the percentage of stu- 
dents from Christian Churches dis- 
played a slight increase, with 56.3 per- 
cent or 403 out of 716 enrolled. 
However, on the whole, the numbers of 
students coming from sponsor churches 
have displayed a steady decline over the 
last 10 years. 

The reasons for the decline could 
reflect the increase of local students 
attending Milligan, a change in the col- 
lege decision-making process for 
prospective students and an increased 
respect for Milligan's academics. Vice 
President for Enrollment Management 
David Mee said. 

As the number of students affiliated 
with the Christian Church has declined, 
the number of local students has 
increased. In 1991, the number of stu- 
dents from Tennessee was 311. This 
year, the number reached 412. The num- 
ber of students from Virginia was 53 in 
1991; this year there are 65 students 
from Virginia. The number of students 
from Kentucky has remained fairly con- 
stant, with 36 in 1991 and 38 in 2001. 

Al flic same time, the number of 
sludciils from the Midwest has dropped. 
The number of students from Indiana 
decreased from 101 in 1991 to 74 in 
2001. The number of .students from 
Ohio has also gone down from 72 to 64. 

In terms of church monetary sup- 
port, out of Milligan's top 21 supporting 
churches, six are in Indiana, four are in 
Kentucky, four in are Florida, two are in 
Tennessee, one is in Ohio, one in 
Virginia and one is in Georgia. 

As the number of local students 

recent world events and safety con- 

"It's not just Milligan, I think there 
is an increased likelihood for studenis 
nationally not to travel as far away from 
home as they used to," Mee said. "I -or 
Milligan that can have an impact 
because of the number of ' hri:.ti;in 
Churches in places like Indiana." 

Wise also pointed to Milligan's 
need to constantly reassert itself in 
churches, even when the relationship is 
long standing. 

Percentage of Total Student headcount by Religious Affiliation 
and State 

-V. Chriilian Church (C.C.) 
- % C.C. ( Undergraduate.) 

-•/.Vjl, Ky.,N.C. (Total) 
-V.In.Oh., II.. Fl (Toul) 

993 1998 1999 2000 2001 

Source: Millinan College RcRiitrar 

increases and the number of students 
from typically Christian Church areas in 
the Midwest decreases, it is expected 
that the look of Milligan's student body 
will change, Director of Development 
and Church Relations Joseph Wise said. 

"We have an outstanding school, 
perhaps the best in the area," said Jeff 
Miller, assistant professor of Bible. "It 
is to be expected, therefore, that as 
Milligan increases in quality and recog- 
nizability, it will attract more and more 
local students." 

Mee cites the fact that Milligan has 
become better known in other denomi- 
nations for it's high academic standards 
and quality education. 

He also said that many students are 
now staying closer to home for college, 
which may continue because of the 

"What we arc is appealing to the 
church," said Wise. "There's a ministry 
that they appreciate. Where I think that 
the divide has happened is that the 
church leaders appreciate the ministry 
of the college, but we have to be every 
day be remembering that it's a new 
batch of prospective students that didn't 
hear you when you came up two years 
ago to visit the church." 

Mee and Wise agree that due to the 
changing nature of Christian education, 
students who would previously only 
consider Milligan or small Bible col- 
leges are now open to~a wider range of 
options in their college choice. 

"What we've also found is that 
there are lots of Bible colleges in the 
Christian Church, and more Bible col- 
leges are beginning to add to their cur- 

riculum more traditional liberal arts 
programs... some arc adding programs 
like education for example," Mcc said. 

Despite tli- lilligan is try- 

ing to stay visible in Christian churches 
by visiting vai 

fostering relatiomhips with itudcnJ 
younger age, youth conferences held at 
Milligan during the summer help the 
college*! visibility, 

"I think the prescription for it is a 
comprehensive effort, which is already 
underway, to engage the Christian 
churches," Mee said. 

Meanwhile, Wise remains opti- 
rnr,tic about the future of Chi 
Church/Churches of Christ enrollment. 

"I think there arc real opportM 
for us to change these numbers for the 
better," said Joseph Wise, director of 
development and church relations, "I 
would suggest that one of the things wc 
have to remind ourselves is that as stu- 
dents and faculty and staff and even 
broader to the trustees and alumni, is 
that Milligan has to reintroduce our- 
selves all the time. Wc cannot rest on 
our laurels and assume that people 
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Rosemary Shields recovers after experimental surgery 

by Chad Booth 

News Editor 

To the dismay of her colleagues, 
friends, and students, Rosemary Shields 
was forced to enter the hospital for sur- 
gery on Nov. 8 following the news that 
she had breast cancer. 

According to Shields, she underwent 
a new procedure which is still in its 
infancy. The procedure still requires 
surgery; however. Shields had only two 
lymphnodes removed. The normal pro- 
cedure is to remove all the lymphnodes 
in the affected area of the body. The 
recovery period for the new procedure 
is believed to be shorter since it is less 


"I knew that many, many people 
were praying for me," said Shields. 

The surgery was a success and 
Shields has not experienced any com- 
plications in the delicate post-operation 
period. She returned to work Nov. 27 
following the Thanksgiving break. 

Shields said she was comforted prior 
to the procedure by a former colleague. 

Phyllis Fontaine, former registrar for 
Milligan College, is a volunteer at 
Johnson City Medical Center. 

Shields said it was a tremendous 
comfort to have someone familiar 
around. She is also appreciative of the 
support from her family and friends. 

"I have received over 50 cards from 

friends, 1 ' said Shields. 

Ever the hard worker, she utilized her 
recovery period to read humanities 

During her absence, Shield's students 
attended other humanities sections. 

"My classes have been very support- 
ive and adapted," said Shields. 


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Page 3 

Milligan celebrates 35th anniversary of Christmas Dinners 

fry Eaigfi Wassel 


Milligan College celebrates the 35th 
anniversary of the Christmas Dinners 
this year with a madrigal production and 
the addition of a miracle play, called 
"The Inn." 

"It's a wonderful way to usher in the 
Christmas season," said Richard Major, 
professor of theater and chair of the per- 
forming, communicative and visual arts 

Professor of Bible Lee Magness said 
thai Major asked him to compose a mir- 
acle play to include in this year's 
Christmas Dinners. 

"It's kind of a parable that views the 
traditional birth story of Jesus through 
the experience of an individual," 
Magness said. 

"The Inn" portrays Mary, Joseph, a 
shepherd and a wise man telling the 
innkeeper their role in the birth of Jesus 
in exchange for shelter. Kristin Speak 
plays Mary, Phillip Brown plays Joseph, 
Josiah Potter plays a shepherd, Ben 
Horjus plays a wise man and Christan 
McKay plays the innkeeper. 

"To me the most meaningful thing is 
that for each participant and the 
innkeeper it is the presence of the baby 
Jesus that gives them fulfillment," 
Magness said. 

Major said the Christmas Dinner tra- 
dition was started in the mid-60s as a 
way to showcase the college's chamber 

"It started as a simple musical pro- 
gram with a dinner and became more 

with the pas- 
sage of 
time," Major 

The madri- 
gal dinner 
program was 
per fo rmed 
for 28 years 
before fac- 
ulty member 
J o h n 
changed the 
program in 

1995, Major 
said. In 
1995 and 

1996, the 

Dinners had a frontier theme correspon- 
ding to the celebration of Tennessee's 
bi-centennial. For the next two years, 
the Christmas Dinners featured a radio 
show as a World War II tribute that cur- 
rent Music Professor Rick Simerly par- 
ticipated in. Major said. In 1999, the 
Christmas Dinners returned to a madri- 
gal theme. 

The traditional madrigal dinner dates 
back to the English Renaissance Period, 
combining, as this year's program 
notes, "music, feasting, pageantry and 
diverse entertainments." 

Major said he has been in charge of 
the Christmas Dinners four years, but 
has had a role in the dinners since 1985. 

"I tried to influence more involve- 
ment with all areas of the fine arts," 

(From left to right) Kristofer Reed. Heather Brandon, and Warren McCnckard 
enjoy watching a scene from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 

- Photo by Jason Horvillo 

Major said. 

Associate Professor of Music John 
Wakefield has worked with the 
Christmas Dinners for 1 1 years direct- 
ing the madrigal singers. 

The first two shows of this year took 
place last weekend and the remaining 
performances will be on Dec. 6, 7 and 8. 

The company consists of 12 singers, 
nine players, a string quartet, a recorder 
ensemble and six assistants. The singers 
and players perform a medley of 
Christmas carols, a scene from 
Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream" and "The Inn." 

Wakefield said the madrigal singers 
perform 25 songs per night, including 
Christmas carols and madrigal songs. 
This year, they memorized two Italian, 

two English and two French madrigal 
song*. Wakefield said the repertoire for 
the singeri changes each night t» two 
the songs they have memorized; they 
won't know what songs will be per- 
formed unnl the jester announces them. 

"It keeps 1] ind on ihcir 

IOCS," Wakefield said. 

Wakefield said the madrigal singers 
practice all semester foi three flours per 
week, and they are required (0 have all 
their music memorized one month 
before opening nij.',ht. or they aren't 
allowed to perform in the shows, 

Wakefield said the madrigal dinners 
have not changed "appreciably" over 
the years. 

"It's a different piece for people to 
sec every year, but, in appreciative 
terms, the format has not changed 
because it comes from Elizabethan 
England," Wakefield said. 

Regular ticket prices cost $26-29, but 
a special student night was held on Nov. 
29 with a S3 ticket price. Major said 
that the Christmas Dinners haven't held 
a student night because their rehearsal 
schedule sometimes prevents this. 

Sophomore Erik Boggs, a madrigal 
singer, said he was unsure of what to 
expect from the Christmas Dinner expe- 
rience, but he has fun participating in it. 

"It's one of the most grueling things 
I've ever done in my life, but it also has 
its rewards," Boggs said. 

Junior Kxisten Speak, a madrigal 
player, said she enjoys working with the 
other singers and players. 

"I just really enjoy how we bring out 
the spirit of Christmas," Speak said. 

Music Department expands by adding Pep Band to spring schedule 

by Paige Wassel 


The music department at Milligan 
College expanded its ensemble choices 
for Milligan students with the addition 
of a pep band in the 2002 spring semes- 

"It's a great opportu- 
nity for students on cam- 
pus who were in band in 
high school to continue 
playing in college," 
Associate Professor of 
Music Rick Simerly said. 

Academic Dean Mark 
Matson said that he suggested the idea 
of this music course to Simerly. Matson 
said this ensemble is a part of the col- 
lege's goal of expanding the music pro- 
gram, which is one of the reasons why 
he promoted hiring Simerly. 

"I felt the college needed more 
variety in instrumental courses," 
Matson said. 

Simerly said this course is offered 
as a one-half credit class that will meet 
on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 
to 3:25 p.m. 

He was uncertain of the pep band's 
schedule next semester, 
but thought they would 
perform at some bas- 
ketball games. The 
availability of the pep 
band members would 
determine which games 
the band would attend. 
"We're going to 
really play it by ear," Simerly said. "The 
main purpose of this ensemble is to 
have students play instruments and have 
~fun doing it." 

Matson noted a minimal response 
to the jazz ensemble this year. 

'The main purpose of 
this ensemble Is to 
have students play 

instruments and have 
fun doing it" 

- Rick Simerly 

"I have been disappointed by stu- 
dent reaction to the possibility of instru- 
mental courses," Matson said. 

Matson said he thought a pep band 
would improve the atmosphere for 
those attending basketball or soccer 
games. He stressed that this course 
would not cost students extra tuition if it 
put them in an overload of 18 course 
hours. Matson said he thought he might 
be able to provide pep band members 
with T-shirts or some meals as an incen- 
tive for joining. 

"I hope students will start taking 
advantage of this," he said. 

Technically, Matson said this class 
wasn't new to the course catalog 
because it fell under the instrumental 
ensemble entry, and, consequently, it 
didn't have to go through an academic 
committee for approval. 

Simerly said he wasn't sure that a 
pep band ensemble was completely new 

to Milligan, but he thought that the col- 
lege hadn't had one in at least 20 years. 

Sophomore Stephanie Lyons, a 
french hornist, supported the addition of 
a pep band. 

"We don't have much of a musical 
ensemble at Milligan, and I think this is 
a good way to start one and get people 
together," Lyons said. 

Lyons said she was recruited to 
promote the pep band by Simerly, who 
was her junior high band director. She 
said there was a lack of participants in 
general, but she especially noticed the 
need for brass players. 

Simerly emphasized the need for 
brass, percussion and electric bass play- 
ers. For students registering for pep 
band, the course number is MUSC 185- 
002. Simerly said students with ques- 
tions about the course should either call 
him at 461-8939 or the music office at 

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Thursday, December 6, 2001 

Page 4 


Cross Country teams improve from last season and add an Ail-American 

by Misty Fry 


The ever-improving cross country 
team capped off its season on Nov. 17 
by sending four runners to the NAIA 
National Championship in Kenosha, 

Freshman Phillip Rotich captured an 
impressive 10th place finish out of 250 
runners, achieving All-American status. 
With a time of 25:34, Rotich finished 
ahead of Regional Championships com- 
petitor Alexis Sharangabo of Brevard, 
who dropped out due to an injury. 

Junior Ryan Starr also ran a tough 
race, with a finish of 32nd place. 
Running a season best of 26:06, Starr 
missed being an All-American by a 
mere two places. 

With his third consecutive trip to 
Nationals, Starr has continually 
improved his time, finishing 38 places 
higher than last year. 

The women'B cross country team takes time out 
Region XII AAC Championship 

"1 was pleased with my run, but 1 
was slightly disappointed by missing 
All-American," Starr said. 

Freshman Rebecca Dixon and Senior 
Dawn Shatzcr represented the women's 

Women's basketball recovers from early 
losses to pick up two wins in conference 

by Repina lloltmiin 

Senior Editor 

and Leslie Jenkins 

Contributing Writer 

Breaking through their initial losing 
streak, the women's basketball team 
secured two conference wins last week 
to Virginia Intermont and Tusculum 
College, but fell to Covenant on 
Tuesday night. 

"We played pretty solid defense, 
especially in the first half, but you just 
cannot afford to shoot as poorly as we 
did and expect to keep a lead," Head 
Coach Rich Aubrey said after Tuesday's 
45-57 defeat. 

At halftime, the women were beating 
Covenant, but the Buffs lost their steam 
in the second half. Junior point guard 
Nicky Jessen led the team with 17 
points. The Buffs have won two games 
and lost six this season. Saturday, the 
women had pulled off their second win 
of the season, beating VT 73-59. 

"Our depth helped us win the game," 
Aubrey said after the VI victory. "We 
stepped up when it was time to win." 

Jessen also led the team Saturday by 
drilling 26 points; she was followed by 
junior forward Amanda Hammons with 
14 points. 

The first win for the Lady Buffs came 
with a home game on Nov. 29 vs. 

Tusculum. Despite Tusculum being a 
Div. II team, the Buffs rolled past their 
opponents with a 61-53 victory. 

Tusculum was in the lead at halftime 
with a score of 34-28, but the Buffs 
came back in the second half. Aubrey 
said -he was excited with the win 
because the game was played well by 
both teams. 

"This was no gimme win," Aubrey 
said. "Our team worked real hard on 
defense all game. In the second half we 
had a spark of offense and that turned 
into a 2 1 -3 run at the end of the game." 

Impressed with the Buffs' play, 
Aubrey said he is starting two freshmen, 
Ginny White at point j*uard and Lacy 
York at center. York tossed in nine 
points to help the team in the win over 

Jessen also proved a big asset for the 
Lady Buffs against Tusculum, when she 
scored 21 points, seven rebounds and 
four assists. Sophomore forward 
Miranda Greene contributed 1 3 points. 

Jessen said the Lady Buffs could 
improve a lot over the season once the 
team finally comes together. 

"We will do better than last season," 
Jessen said, "because we have more 
height and we are stronger in the for- 
ward and center positions." 

The team matches up against 
Tusculum, for the second time this 
season, Thursday at 6 p.m. 

for a picture with their mascot after the NAIA 

-Photo contributed by Bethany Hoynor, 

team. Dixon's time of 20:02 achieved 
lOXlh place, while Shatzcr followed 
close behind with 20: 1 4 for 1 37th place. 
"The competition was pretty tough, 
but considering how bad I felt, I think I 

did OK," Shatzcr said. "I though 
running slower than 1 actually was." 

The team >» now preparing for the 
indoor track ■x.&mn. The men will com- 
pete today at the Appalachian 
University Invitational in the di 
medley, vying for a chance to the 
National meet. The distance medley 
will be run by freshman 
Donavan going the SOO-meten, (refh- 
man Derek Webb with the 400, Starr in 
the 1200 and Rotich finishing with the 
mile 11600 meter) race. 

"I'm very excited about the indoor 
in. \ rr said, "I have %o 

much fun with these boys and I'm glad 
I have the chance to run the medley with 

Shatzcr and Dixon arc also gearing 
toward track, and consider their cross 
country season as good training for the 
faster races. 

"I love track," Dixon said. "Cross 
country helped prepare a solid base for 
mv track season." 

Men's basketball breaks three game los- 
ing streak: improves record to even 4-4 

bv Jason Hotchkin 


After dropping the last-three games to 
Brevard College, Greensboro College 
and Virginia Intermont, the men's bas- 
ketball team got back on track defeating 
Covenant College Tuesday night. 

During their losing streak, the Buffs 
had not been taking care of the ball. 
Turnovers were costing the team and 
they were losing close games. The Buffs 
lost to VI 78-77 and to Greensboro 71- 
69, both in the last minute. To add to the 
fire, their top offensive threats were not 
producing the statistics that win games, 
despite the 40 points poured in by Lance 
Ashby in their VI loss. 

Coach Tony Wallingford led the 
Buffs sputtering offense to Covenant 
College and managed to escape with a 
slim 79-77 win, effectively ending their 
three-game losing streak. 

Though they seemed to struggle in 
their first half against Covenant, the 
second half proved better for the Buffs. 

"We came together and played much 
better in the second half," said center 
James Howard. 

Ashby contributed 35 points, while 
A.J. Hamler finished with 18. 

Assistant Coach David Vespie said 
after the game, "The kids from 
Covenant played well, we were lucky to 

get the win." 

This win puts the Buffs record at 4-4. 
The men face Tusculum College 
Thursday at 8 p.m. in Grecnevillc. 


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Page 5 

Women's Soccer Succumbs to Oklahoma City in National Tournament 

fry Ellen Stoots and Casey Lawhon 

Contributing Writers 

The women's soccer learn 
advanced from the NAIA Region VII 
championships this year to play in the 
NAIA National Tournament in St. 
Louis, where the Buffs fell 3-0 in their 
first and only game at nationals. 

The trip to St. Louis in 
mid-November marked the first time 
that a Milligan women's soccer team 
has advanced to nationals, a right the 
women earned by conquering King 
College in the regional tournament. 

"Nationals has always been our 

ultimate goal, but we never were able to 
gel through regionals before," said 
senior midfielder Salem Wood. 

'fhe Lady Muffs arrived in Missouri 
on Tuesday night of Nov. 13 to begin 
the wail for the game on Friday. 

'There was no chance to sit and 
realize what we had accomplished," 
said sophomore defender Ashley 
Caldwell. "We just kept up our 
game-by-game preparation." 

"Tile girls seemed confident and 
ready to play," Head Coach John 
Garvilla said. 

On Friday at noon the women 
played the number three-ranked team in 
the nation, Oklahoma City. 

Four minutes into the game a cor- 

ner kick mishandled by midfielder 
Jackie Ooncalves and goalkeeper 
Emma Wirkus put the OCU Stars on the 

"The first goal really threw us off, 
we haven't been scored against in post- 
season play," Wood said. 

From that point, the Lady Stars 
dominated the rest of the half and 
scored again with three minutes until 
halftimc. Larly in the second half, fate 
was scaled with a third goal by 
Oklahoma City. 

"This was the best competition we 
had all year," Caldwell said. "They 
dominated the game with amazing 
passing and strong offensive attacking; 
they kept us on defense the whole 


The Lady Buffs sported a season 
record of I '6 wins, three losses and three 
lies and led the NAIA in shutouts with 
16. The women had beat two top 10 
NAIA learns and lied the number one 
ranked NAIA team in the nation 
Lindscy Wilson before they reached the 
national tournament. 

"After watching all the teams play, I 
feel we were the seventh or eighth bcsl 
team in the nation," Garvilla said. 

He later added, "I knew this team 
was special. I have never coached a 
better group of girls," he said. "Ask me 
in 20 years if we were successful. The 
lives of these girls would hopefully have 
spoken volumes by that time." 

Four years of hard work culminate in trip to nationals and lifetime of memories 

hy Casev Lawhon 

Contributing Writer 

Four years. Ninety games. Two hun- 
dred and forty training practices. 
Seventy-five 6 a.m. fitness sessions. 
Two hundred hours crammed in a 
smelly van for away games. Eighty 
pre-game hours in the locker room. One 
miserable, flooded "Survivor trip" at 
Lake Watauga. Two trips to Florida; one 
to New York. Three AAC Conference 
championships. One Region XII 
Championship. One major injury. 
Consistent shin splints. Thousands of 
bruises. Thousands of "jump-tucks," 
sit-ups and push-ups as punishment. 
Four pair of $80 cleats. Zero fall breaks. 
Zero free Saturdays. Zero fall road trips. 
Countless tears. Countless laughs. 

Four years in the Milligan College 
soccer program. One trip to nationals. 

I look out the window of the team bus 
on the return trip from nationals in St. 
Louis and watch the trees passing 
swiftly by. It reminds me of the people 
that have come and gone so quickly in 
my life. As Coach John Garvilla says, 
"The team picture changes every year." 

This year's group was definitely 
different, with representatives from 
Canada, Texas, New York, Australia, 
England, Indiana, Florida, South 
Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Kentucky, Oklahoma and Michigan. 
Only one player claims Tennessee as her 
home state. 

Of all four years I have played at 
Milligan, this group of girls is my 
favorite. Inevitably, a bond is formed 
between our team that is like no other. 
Due to the amount of time we are 
together, at least two and a half hours a 

day minimum, we begin to learn to 
carry each oilier through the good times 
and bad. We go through it all together. 
We are more than just teammates. 

Our bond was established early in 
preseason through the "Survivor" trip 
on an island at Lake Watauga, where 
record amounts of rain were dumped 
upon us in the middle of the. night, 
ruining our shelters, sleeping bags and 
spare clothes. Four of us held a canoe 
over our heads for hours to remain dry. 

Many don't understand what we, as 
soccer players and as athletes in gener- 
al, endure on a daily basis. This is obvi- 
ous by the amount of fans we have at 
some of our games. If^peQple knew 
what we go through, they would give up 
two hours of their day to watch us play 
- the result of our hard work. 

In the fall, soccer is life. We breathe 
soccer, dream soccer, think soccer. We 
walk to Derthick miserably with sore 
legs, prop our heads up in class because 
we are so exhausted, and settle for 
mediocre academic performance. Our 
thoughts are dominated by dread of the 
afternoon's practice, desire to gain or 
keep a starting position, and how in the 
world to get it all done. 

Playing collegiate athletics requires 
prioritizing, mental (as well as physical) 
endurance and the drive to succeed. 
When your team loses, after all the time 
you have invested, you still have to 
overcome the disappointment and 
discouragement and get up when your 
alarm goes off, and do the day all over 

Fortunately, Milligan College soccer, 
for me, has been a winning experience 
in many aspects. Not that I emphasize 
winning above all, but by spending the 
majority of time on competition, the 

signif i- 

cancc of 

I have 
learned that 
hard work 
should be 
for the 

benefit of 
the whole, 
not just 
myself. I 
learned that 
I have to 
get up and 
go to class 

when my alarm goes off if I don't want 
the v?hole team to run for me at six a.m. 
I have learned about self-discipline and 
to not to settle for mediocrity. I have 
learned to block out voices that tell me 
negative things and that an encouraging 
word can change the outcome of a 
teammates day... or mine. I have 
learned more about life than I ever 
thought I would by playing collegiate 

With all that said, it's easy why our 
trip to Nationals was such a big deal. I 
just knew that not only did we belong in 
St. Louis with the top 16 NAIA 
women's soccer teams in the country, 
but also that we could potentially beat 
every single one of them. 

"My last game," I thought as the 
second half ticked away. The last game 
is usually a loss, but to end like this? 
Four years of blood, sweat and tears and 
it ends just like that, with the ball in the 
wrong net? 

The women's soccer team gathers together for one last picture in St. Louis 

- Photo contributed by Casey Lawhon 

After the final whistle, there were 
tears and hugs, "...a great career," 
Coach Garvilla said to me, as he patted 
me on the back. All I felt wasTffsap- 

One who has never played sports on a 
competitive level cannot understand the 
disappointment that comes with a season 
ending after so much hard work. One 
who has never invested four years of life 
into one activity can never understand 
the reward. 

Four years later and the shin splints 
are still with me, knees constantly- 
aching, fatigue overwhelming. 

Students can to go hiking whenever 
they want, make random road trips to 
Folly Beach, or even just and talk to 
friends for hours. I haven't done much of 
that and I may graduate an entire semes- 
ter late. 

But I went to nationals, and I played 
with 15 girls who I love as my sisters. 

Four years, one trip to nationals. 

The Stampede 

■ . • . 

Thursday, December 6, 2001 


Page 6 

Milligan urban legends: feasibly factual or fantastically fabricated? 

hy Christan McKay 

Managing Editor 
and Jennifer Soucie 

Web Administrator 

Mrs. Hopwood's riding crop became 
the Hopwood tree. 

Most people hear this legend on their 
campus tours. The story goes that when 
the Hopwoods arrived at the current site 
of Milligan College they knell down 
and prayed. Mrs. Hopwood then look 
her riding crop and stuck it in the 
ground at the desired site for their new 
vision in Christian education. This crop 
then sprouted roots and grew into a tree. 

Though we were not able to confirm 
or deny this report, pretty much anyone 
can tell you that riding crops don't 
sprout roots. 

The original tree, named the 
Hopwood tree, which grew next to a 
plaque in the commons area behind 
Hardin Hall and next to Derlhick Hall, 
has long since died. The current tree is 
one of its descendants. - 

A student once stole the chandeliers 
in Seeger Chapel. 

According to John Wakefield, associ- 
ate professor of music, this one is true. 
Around 25 years ago several objects 
began turning up missing from campus 
including silver punch bowls, silver 
serving pieces and audiovisual equip- 
ment. Then came the chandeliers. 

"Then one day, we arrived in Seeger 
to find that the chandeliers had been 
removed from the ceiling in the lower 
lobby," Wakefield said. "A few days 
later, all of the goods, and other stuff 
from the Elizabethton area, were found 
in a house in Elizabethton that was 
being rented by some Milligan guys. 


The organ in the chapel is there 
because of the babysitter of a former 
college president. 

This one is also true, confirmed cour- 
tesy of John Wakefield. When the par- 
ents of former president Dr. Walker and 
his brother, W. R. Walker, left home on 
evangelistic crusades, a local woman 
would baby-sit them. This woman later 
married the founder of Schantz Organ 

Walker made sure that the chapel 
organ was a Schantz in honor of his for- 
mer babysitter. 

Seeger Chapel was originally to be 
named ** Walker Chapel." 

This is not a legend. It's also true. 
The Phillips Foundation, of the B. D. 

Phillips family, an oil company family 
of Butler, Pennsylvania, provided a 
large amount of money for the building 
of the current chapel but Phillips did not 
want the building to be named after 

Dr. Walker then decided to name the 
building after his father. According to 
Wakefield, as the plan moved forward, 
the hymnals for the new building were 
even inscribed with the words, "Walker 

Then an' attorney arrived claiming 
that a Christian businessman named Ura 
Seeger had earlier given funds for the 
construction of a chapel on the condi- 
tion that the biiilding bear his name. 

"Suddenly all the plans changed, and 
the building became what we know 
today as Seeger Memorial Chapel," said 
Wakefield. "A bronze plaque in the 
floor of the portico of the building com- 
memorates Mr. Ura Seeger, 'Christian 
businessman and friend to students.' 1 
have no idea who the man was." 

Mr. Ura Seeger is a real man. He was 
a member of the Clarks Hill Christian 
Church in Indiana, but little evidence 
could be found as to his biography. 

One side note, lower Seeger is actual- 
ly named the "George O. Walker 

Milligan's library is sinking because 
planners forgot to figure in the weight 
of the books. 

Another Milligan legend is that the 
library is sinking because the architects 
didn't account for the weight of the 
books when designing the building. The 
steps leading downhill from the library 
to the road are connected to the library's 
foundation. Jennifer examined the foun- 
dation and was unable to find any sub- 
stantial cracks. If the library was truly 
sinking, the steps would be affected too, 
and they aren't. 

Steven Preston, director of library 
services, said, "I had never heard that 
before this month, though it is humor- 
ous." Another Milligan legend 

Students have been taking a "Sewer 

Milligan's very own Sewer Tour con- 
tinues to be a popular hot spot - 
although many students would never 
brave it themselves. To investigate the 
validity of this Milligan legend, Jennifer 
and her roommate, Wendy, decided to 
investigate the sewer themselves. 

Armed with flashlights, they entered 
the large concrete pipe on the Post 
Office side of Buffalo Creek. The pipe's 
corridors narrow with a gradual upgrade 

toward the field 

F u n n y 
quotes dating 
back decades 
line the walls 
and ceiling of 
the corridors. 
The sewer tour 
was a legend 
even in the 
1970s when the 
most popular 
attraction was 
the cave draw- 
ings featuring a 
man spearing a 
bull and a boat 
in a rainstorm. 

Quotes found inside include, "flood 
season - January through December," 
and "you can still lum back." 

Only the truly fearless continue past 
the field house entrance as the pipe 
becomes so narrow that crawling 
becomes a necessity. Who knows what 
lies that point? It's a Milligan legend. 

A student once died on the tennis 
courts after being "creeked." 

While every college has legends of 
students dying on campus for various 
reasons, Milligan's legend dates back to 
the 1950s when a male student was 
allegedly on his way back to his dorm 
after being dumped naked in to the 

Running across the tennis courts, the 
net was down but the wire that holds the 
nets was still in place. When he ran into 
the wire, he was badly cut. When some- 
one spotted him in the morning, he had 
bled to death. 

Former Milligan student Dave Soucie 
provided the details for this legend and 
said, "I was told that the Milligan tradi- 
tion of dumping newly engaged guys in 
Buffalo Creek was thereafter banned, at 
least for a number of years." 

We don't know if this legend is true, 
but the tradition of "creeking" engaged 
guys lives on. 

There are caves located under 
Dei thick Hall. 

Though several faculty and students 
have heard about this legend we were 
unable to confirm or deny it. Leonard 
Beattie had never heard the story and 
several staff who were at Milligan at the 
time of Derthick's renovation in the 
1970s were also unable to confirm the 
report. A representative from the con- 
struction company was also unavailable 
for comment. 

The story goes like this. Derthick 

Milligan students enter the sewer lour here, through the conc/eto pipe ju»t 
below the bridge as you enter the college. 

-Photo by Jonnifor Soucie 

Hall now sits on the site of the campus' 
original brick building. Most of the 
building was destroyed in a fire in 1918 
and was rebuilt in 19l9.In 1978 the 
building was completely renovated and 
as legend has it when putting in the new 
elevator shaft the contractor discovered 
caves under the building. I guess we'll 
never know for sure! 

Pardee Hall, need we say more? 

Pardee Hall was the site for some 
pretty crazy stories, some of which have 
been confirmed by Pardee alumnus and 
current Professor of Church History at 
Emmanuel School of Religion Dr. Paul 

Blowers said that on one occasion the 
Pardee men and the Webb Hall residents 
had a competition on Sutton Hill during 
which they shot bottle rockets at one 
another. The dorm father quickly broke 
up this little "game". 

On another occasion the Pardee men 
pelted some well-meaning Christmas 
carolers from Sutton and Hart with 
water balloons. 

In yet another incident involving 
water, a mattress in the basement of the 
building caught on fire when it made 
contact with a baseboard heater, causing 
the sprinkler system to go on. The sys- 
tem drenched the drum set of one 
Pardee resident, but didn't actually put 
out the fire. The Pardee men grabbed 
some fire extinguishers and had the 
blaze out themselves before the Carter 
County Fire Department arrived, 

"As they drove up with their engines 
blazing we already had the fire out," 
said Blowers. 

Finally, a creative prank involving 
newspapers left one resident's room 
three-fourths of the way filled with 
crumpled newspapers, so when he 
opened his door they all fell out. 

Just don't try that one at home! 

The Stampede 

Thursday, December 6, 2001 


Seize the day and make a list of things to do before age 30 

by Jennifer Thomas 


Everyday people think about what 
they could have done, what they should 
do and what they realize they will never 
actually get around to doing. 

When older people look back on 
their lives, they can always remember 
opportunities missed. Once, as I was 
talking to my grandma about things she 
regrets not doing and things she recom- 
mends doing, I realized a minute lost is 
truly lost forever. I decided to make lists 
of things I want to do, whether it be this 
semester, by the time I am 30, or by the 
time I die. 

I suggest that anyone who wants to 
seize the day should make a similar set 
of lists. The list needs to be personalized 
— what I plan or others suggest may not 
interest everyone. I have compiled some 
suggestions of things to do before age 
30 below. The source of these sugges- 
tions range from Mark Fox, dean of stu- 
dents, to my grandma. However, these 
are goals I think we all can appreciate. 

The first on the list is to make 
another list. Write down your 
dreams - you need to know what 
they are. Turn your goals into a 
checklist and keep them some 
where to inspire you. I have a cou- 
ple copies, some I have hidden in 
strange places and when I^stumble 
upon them I get an instant sense of 

Travel. While you are young you 
have less commitment and more 
opportunities. Whether you plan 
weekend getaways to new places or 
to backpack Europe, traveling 
enhances your sense of independ 
ence and adventure. 

Do something gutsy. While you are 
still young and physically capable 

(From left to right) Previous Mllligan student, Sarah Timbrook and seniors Jennifer Thomas 
and Bethany Haynes pose at the Grand Canyon during a mission trip in Arizona 

-Photo contributed by Jennifer Thomas 

do something extreme. Maybe try 

Find a hobby. This one is from 
grandma! She thinks that if you 
find something that really excites 
you, then you should learn about it 
and love it. When you have some 
thing that makes you feel good, 
then it gives you a sense of self. 
When your life feels out of control, 
you will always have a hobby to 
give you peace of mind. 

See the ocean, go for a real hike, or 
watch a sun set and stay up to 
watch it rise. Nature is an important 
thing to get to know and appreciate. 

Try something new, even if it is 
something you don't think you 
would like. Eat some sushi, or ride 
a roller coaster. Like my mom says, 
"Don't knock it 'till you try it." 

Test your physical abilities. Hike to 
the bottom of the Grand Canyon. 

Read the Bible all the way through, 
cover to cover. My dad suggests 
trying different churches and reli 
gions. Maybe you grew up in the 
church and you have* your parent's 
religion and you do not really know 
why you believe what you believe. 
Going to other churches or speak 
ing to other people may really help 
to make your beliefs real. 

Graduate and figure out what you 
want to do. Your 20's is a time to 
experiment with jobs, try some dif 
ferent internships and build a 
resume. By the time you turn 30, 
you should start being able to see a 
bigger picture of what you want out 
of life. 

Learn to appreciate. The greatest 
things to learn are from people who 

have experienced life for longer 
than you have. Appreciate your par 
cnts who really had no clue what 
they were doing, yet managi 
raise some-one as great as yourself. 

Appreciate the past and mi 1 

you have made because the past is 

one of your greatest teachers. 

Learn to be by yourself and learn to 
be content by yourself. Go to din 
ner by yourself, go to a movie and 
enjoy quiet time. We arc our own 
best friend; do not be afraid 10 
spend time (even in publtcj with 

,. Set goals. Whether it is to run a 
marathon, write a book or go to 
every 7-EIcvcn in the country. If 
you have something to work 
toward, then difficult aspects of life 
become more bearable. 

The important thing is to live and 
experience. When you actually experi- 
ence something, it's real to you. It's a 
story and a memory. Too many people 
live their lives through television and 
books. We must be willing to leave our 
homes and open up to the world around. 

Don't limit yourself to any one 

"*&dventurc; if you get one hobby, don't 

stop the re/,* just keep on going. If you 

have run one marathon, then try a 

triathlon. The opportunities arc endless. 

In writing this column I have 
become inspired, and I hope that in 
reading my suggestions you too have 
become inspired. I am off for a hike, by 
myself, somewhere new, and perhaps 
dinner. Hey, the best adventure is when 
you combine all your goals. 

Just remember, "Dance as if no one 
is watching, work as if you didn't need 
the money, and love as if you have 
never been hurt before." Set no limita- 
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Milligan man offers modest proposal to solve dating duldrums 

bv Nathaniel I'oling 

Features Editor- 
Looking over the entire dating 
scene at Milligan and seeing all the 
heartbreak and emotional distress that it 
puts both guys and girls through, I have 
come up with an ingenious solution to 
solve the problem in its entirety. 

However, first, I'm putting a dis- 
claimer on the words thai follow. This 
column is in total jest. Nevertheless, if 
you really are offended by it and want to 
come looking for me with violent inten- 
tions, I'm in Webb 3 1 9. 

I propose that we should deport all 
Milligan women to Antarctica. 

You might think that this idea is 
totally absurd, and you are probably 
right, but there is no denying the fact 
that such measures would indeed solve 
and prevent many cross-gender difficul- 
ties. I have four points that support my 
proposal. Firstly, there is plenty of space 
in Antarctica. Secondly, the cold climate 
will suit their cold hearts (Though I 
must admit that guys can be pretty cold 

hearted themselves). Thirdly, they will 
keep the penguins company. Lastly 
and most significantly, is that their 
deportation will make life at Milligan 
for the remaining gender simpler and 

This column might sound very 
pessimistic, but let me 
assure you thai there is 
some basis in reason. 
While noticing the pro- 
liferation of engage- 
ments this semester, 
many single people 
like myself have been 
overwhelmed by it all. 
I, for one, am begin- 
ning to think that 
maybe deportation is a 
more viable option. 

It is no secret that at Milligan 
women out-number men 60 percent to 
40 percent. From a guy's perspective, it 
should make finding a significant other 
easier. Consider the following paradox: 
while Milligan women complain about 
"guys not asking them out," those same 

guys arc often confronted with the "let's 
just be friends" speech. 

In addition, there arc two interest- 
ing phenomena that occur in guy-girl 
relationships at Milligan. The first is the 
"girls' network," discovered by my 
good friend Matt Joseph. The second is 
the "girls are 
evil" formu- 
la, created by 
my equally 
rood friend 
Aaron Akins. 
The prin- 
ciple of the 
"girls' net- 
work" is that 
if something 
happens to 
one girl 

because of a guy, then in no time girls 
all over campus will know about it due 
to this "networking." .The eventual 
result of this networking is that all girls 
will get to know which guy is suppos- 
edly a jerk, and who is supposedly not. 
The "girls are evil equation" is a lit- 

"I propose that we 

should deport all 

Milligan women to 


- Nathaniel Poling 

tie more complex and require! some 
logic. The basic premise is that girls 
equal time and money. Since time is 
money, girls equal money squared. 
Also, since money is the root of much 
evil, (hat means girls arc evil. 

Therefore, sending women to 
Antarctica will help them, allowing 
[hem to escape jerks at Milligan. Men 
will benefit by having less evil in their 
lives, Therefore, I sec no reason why 
my plan of deportation should not be 
immediately recognized as plausible to 
solve the hardships of life. 

Unfortunately, plans to deport hun- 
dreds of females to the frozen shelf of 
rock otherwise known as Antarctica 
must be placed on hold, since no one 
has the money for the plane tickets. 
Since I don't think the college adminis- 
trators will sell the cupola on top of 
Dcrthick to send the women to a chilly 
destination, I propose a secondary plan 
of action - a far more logical and easier 
approach. Instead of sending the women 
to Antarctica let's send them to the next 
worse thing - Indiana or Ohio. 

Letter to the Editor 

From Kevin Bobrow 

What's the deal with all the use 
of tobacco on Milligan's campus of 
late? Can anyone give me a straight 
answer? Day after day I see students 
on this campus using all sorts of 
tobacco — smoking cigarettes, smok- 
ing cigars, using dip, etc. Does any- 
one see a problem with this or I am 
just a silly idealist who needs to get 
with the times? 

Really, I have just one question. 
What does the Bible mean when it 
says that our bodies are temples of the 
Holy Spirit, which is in us, which we 
have received from God? The next 
verse says we are to honor God with 
our bodies — what does this mean? 
Are we to honor God with our bodies 
only in the areas where we feel like 
it? I don't know anyone who would 
agree to that statement. And yet that 
is exactly how we are acting — as if 
we can agree to this command of God 
on the points we like... But you don't 
think that really applies to smoking a 
cigar once in a while, do you Kevin?? 

Let's suppose for a minute that 
next Thursday at chapel I got up to 

the microphone and announced that 
17 student leaders were discovered 
in someone's dorm room taking part 
in a huge orgy. What would the 
reaction be? I would predict an out- 
cry calling for the expulsion or at 
least the suspension of all the stu- 
dents involved. But when I tell you 
that I have seen at least 17 student 
leaders at Milligan desecrating their 
bodies by using tobacco (which is 
scientifically proven to kill), the 
reaction would be one of apathy. 
Now Kevin, you are probably say- 
ing, how can you compare smoking 
with taking part in a sexual orgy? 
Well just as taking part in sexual mis- 
conduct is dishonoring the body that 
God has given you, so is using tobac- 
co. Plain and simple. It may not be 
against the law, and it may not even 
be against the rules of the Milligan 
community, but it is not beneficial in 
any way. I Corinthians 10:23 says, 
"Everything is permissible(allowed), 
but not everything is beneficial... 
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Thursday, January 30, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 2 

Revolutionizing History 

Humanities program endures 
essential reconstruction 

Christan McKay 

The freshmen class listens to a humanities lecture by Mrs Kiser The humanities professors will 
be changing humanitie's program organization next year for both freshmen and sophomores 

■Photo by Jason Han/ille 


Starting the fall semester of 2002, 
freshmen and sophomores will experi- 
ence a changed humanities program 
focusing more on writing instruction 
and critical thinking skills. 

For one semester each year, instead 
of attending lectures on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays, students will now have a 
small group writing instruction, while 
those enrolled in the humanities tour are 
now required to take three hours of writ- 
ing credit. 

"We try to assess the program continu- 
ously," said Jack Knowlcs, chair, area of 
humane learning/professor of 

English/director of humanities. 
"Particularly in the last three years we 
have felt that more students would ben- 
efit from more direct writing instruc- 

The Humanities Council unani- 
mously passed the revisions on January 
1 1 and the decision was later approved 
by the Academic Committee on January 

The changes were made after eval- 
uation of the program over the last sev- 
eral years. 

Students will have the writing 
instruction the first semester freshman 
year and second semester sophomore 
year, according to the academic com- 
mittee meeting minutes. Students will 

register for a writing section made up of 
about 20 students and meet on Tuesday 
and Thursday for 80 minutes during 
what used to be lecture times. 

Discussion scctioas will keep the 
same format on Monday Wednesday 
and Friday for all semesters. 

"We're convinced that the most 
effective learning in the current struc- 
ture takes place in discussion sections, 
so we wanted to preserve those," said 

Though lecture time will be lost 
because of the change, the humanities 
faculty feels that this loss will be bal- 
anced by the greater focus on writing 
and the opportunity for students to 
respond critically and analyze ideas in 
art, literature and history during the 
writing instruction time, said Knowles. 

The faculty wanted to find a way to 
focus on these skills in a logical, coher- 
ent manner, and replacing the lecture 
time with writing instruction accom- 
plished this goal. 

"The main thing is that we just feel 
like we can do a good bit more with crit- 
ical thinking skills and with showing 
how writing and reading and critical 
thinking are all integrated processes," 
said Knowles. "I think we'll cover 
roughly the same amount of informa- 
tion, but it won't be exactly the same 

Continued on page 2 

Director of teacher education renounces chair, remains administrator 

Alison Waters 

Calendar Editor 

In an e-mail to the faculty on 
January 11, President Don Jeanes 
announced that Phil Roberson, the 
director of teacher education and area 
chair, had submitted a letter of resigna- 
tion, citing personal reasons. 

Mark Matson, the academic dean, 
who was out of town when this decision 
was made, said he was not surprised. 

"Its always up in the air about peo- 
ple serving additional duties," said 
Matson. "We are fortunate to have fac- 
ulty members who are willing to take 
them on, and we live off their gracious- 

Roberson actually submitted his 
letter of resignation on January 3, and in 
the absence of Matson, Jeanes circulat- 
ed the memo to the faculty via e-mail. 

Although Roberson's reasons are 
personal, many people are surprised by 

his decision. 

"I guess it just took too much time, 
that's what we think," said. Rosemarie 
Shields, assistant professor of English 
and humanities. 

Matson said that Roberson had 
what had been in the past a two person 

"Frankly, a lot of administrative 
pressure was part of that," said Matson. 

Roberson is currently serving his 
fourth year as associate professor of 

early childhood education. He served 
as the director of teacher education 
since January 2000 and the education 
area chairperson since May of 2000. 
Roberson resigned from the adminis- 
trative positions, not entirely from the 

"He still retains some administrative 
duties, and continues to work as advsor 
for graduate students," said Matson. 

Continued on page 2 

The Stampede 

Thursday, January 3 1 , 2002 

— News - 

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The Milligan College Chamber 
Orchestra will once again be the featured 
performers in a Johnson City Symphony 
Orchestra concert to be held in Secger 
Chape! at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, 
February 2. 

This concert marks the second time 
that Lewis Dalvit, the conductor of the 
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, has 
asked the chamber orchestra to perform 
with them. 

"Lewis Dalvit has been very support- 
ive of the string program here at Milligan 
and has done a lot to help it grow," said 
Kellie Brown, assistant professor of 

This year, the two groups will be per- 
forming, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by 
Mozart, which is written for string instru- 
ments. Only the string portion of the 
Johnson City Symphony Orchestra will 
be performing with the chamber orches- 
tra on this piece, Brown said. 

"It's the kind of piece that is really 
familiar to everybody," Brown said. 

Director of 

education contd. 

Bert Allen, area chair of social learning and profes- 
sor of psychology, replaces Roberson as the interim area 
chair in the department of education. 

Replacing Roberson as the new director of teacher 
education is adjunct professor Billy Joyce Fine. 

Fine and her husband Ed are both Milligan alumni, 
and he is also a member of the Milligan Board of 

Currently Roberson continues with his faculty posi- 
tion and supervising student teaching in public schools. 

He also continues to hold three positions outside of 
Milligan in relation to Tennessee education as well as 
one national assignment, being a member of the 
Professional Development of the National Association 
for the Education of Young Children. 

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"Everyone has been really exciting about 
getting to play this piece, especially with 
the symphony." 

Milligan violist Emily Fuller said 
she has enjoyed practicing with the sym- 
phony and feels the two groups will do 
well with this piece. 

"They're fun to play with because 
it's a great big sound," Fuller said. 

Brown said she started the chamber 
orchestra group at Milligan in 1999, and 
this group currently consists of approxi- 
mately fifteen members from Milligan 
students and alumni, ETSU students, 
volunteers from the community and 
some high school students. 

The chamber orchestra performed 
Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" 
with the Johnson City Symphony 
Orchestra in October 2000. 

Humanities program contd. 

They (students) will be learning some different things... in balance I think it's a gain, 
but for Jeopardy possibly a little bit less." 

Those students who bring in three house of credit in English composition from 
advanced placement courses, previous English courscwork or CLEP credit will lake 
only the discussion section for humanities 101, but will now take the last three semes- 
ters for full credit. Those bringing in six hours of credit will take only the discussion 
sections of Humanities 101 and 202. 

Because of the change there will be a one-year only transition period for freshman 
in the fall of 200 1 that brought in English composition credit. Those students will have 
the option of taking the lull six hours of credit in Humanities 202 or replacing the writ- 
ing section with another class in English, philosophy or history. Knowles stresses, 
however, that this option is only for mis year's incoming freshmen. 

In addition to the change in lectures, students registering to go on the humanities 
tour starting in summer 2003 will also experience change. Beginning in 2003, the 
humanities tour will count for three hours of credit, instead of the usual six hours. 

Grades for the tour will include participation in the tour and the tour journal. 
Those going on the tour will not take the discussion sections of Humanities 202, bul 
will still enroll in the writing section. 

Stolen banner found without resolution 

John Hampton 


In the second major theft of the 
school year, Milligan's welcome banner 
was swiped from Sutton Hall January 17. 

The banner was found by lawn main- 
tenance personnel in the bushes behind 
Kegley Hall and returned to Joe Wise, 
director of development, by Marc 
Marshall, resident director of Webb Hall. 
The banner, however, was badly damaged 
due to the rainfall and will have to be 

Wise, who in charge of the promo- 
tional banner, estimates the cost to exceed 
two hundred dollars for a replacement. 

The banner, along with the theft of 

the American flag outside Sutton Hail 
last semester, makes over four hundred 
dollars the administration will have been 
forced to replace due to theft. While cur- 
rent sentiment is that these disappear- 
ances are unrelated, administrators con- 
tacted are concerned about a possible 
growing trend. 

Normal campus policy is to deal 
with these types of incidents with inter- 
campus measures as much as possible. 

Mark Fox, dean of students, said no 
further steps are being taken to prosecute 
any possible responsible parties. No fur- 
ther security is planned for the banner 

"If kids are going to steal, they're 
going to steal," Fox said. 

As Jeanes stated in the e-mail, Roberson "will work 
with Fine and Allen to insure a smooth transition." 

Matson says that 

"We are fortunate 
to have faculty 
members who are 
wilting to take 
(duties) on, and 
we live off their 
- Mark Matson 

there is no reason to think 
that the education program 
will be going in a new or 
different direction under 

"Roberson provided 
key leadership and the 
department is stronger 
than it was. I can't imag- 
ine that we would have any change in the [education] 
program. ..I have no desire for it to change," said 

"Roberson has been instrumental in helping us 
through NCATE re-accreditation and resolving some 
licensure issues with the State of Tennessee," said Jeanes 
in the e-mail. "We appreciate his contribution to the 

Roberson declined a request for an interview at this 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, January 3 1,2002 

— Feature 

Page 3 

LINC boxes food 
for local food bank 

Nathan Moulder 

"For me going to 
volunteer is a type of 
service and I consider 
that to be one of the 
biggest things that 
God wants us to do." 
- Adam Samaritoni 


A group of 20 Milligun students kicked off the first vol- 
unteer opportunity from the LINC center (Linking Individuals 
to the Needs of the Community) by heading lo the Second 
Harvest Food Bank in Johnson City January 28 to sort and 
label food. 

"I think the best part about the service 
project was the sense of community," said 
participant Adam Samaritoni. "We were all 
working together and we got to meet and talk 
with people we didn't know very well. It gave 
us a real sense of community." 

"This is a good way to begin this semes- 
ter," said Katie Lloyd, co-director of LINC. 
"We only needed 20 people to help the 28 th 
and we had no problem getting that many peo- 
ple to volunteer." 

The overwhelming response encouraged LINC leaders 
and they hope there continues to be a strong response through- 
out the remainder of the semester to the need for volunteers. 

"We've made some major changes, so things are going to 
be better at LINC this year," said Lloyd. 

This year the center, formerly known as the Volunteer 
Action Center, got a new name, new people and new hours, 
which are expected to make LINC more convenient for those 
looking to volunteer. 

Those who arc interested in volunteering will find sever- 
al opportunities from short term to long term commitment, 
both on and off campus. 

"The commitment can be one time or for as long as you 
chose," said Lloyd. 

LINC activities planned for the next several months 
include a Cranks Creek trip, creek clean up and sorting clothes 
for the Ukraine. 

Opportunities for service, however, are not just limited to 
the events organized and sponsored by LINC. 

"We have many opportunities for service and we are able 
to match people up with what they are able to do," said Lloyd. 
"People call the center all the time with a wide variety of needs 
like buying groceries or mowing the grass." 

"For me going to volunteer is a type of service and I con- 
sider that to be one of the biggest things that God wants us to 
do," said Samaritoni. "It says in the Bible that Jesus came to 
serve, not to be serve, so as a Christian, service is one of our 
main callings." 

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Email policy rouses varried emotions among students 

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Annie Tipton 


Neglecting to check a Milligan e-mail 
account may now carry heavier consequences 
than not knowing what time cosmic bowling 
begins or who is the latest person to lose their 

The new Milligan e-mail usage policy 
recently came to the campus' attention 
through an e-mail sent by Chair of the 
Technology Applications Committee, Carolyn 

"The Milligan e-mail address will be the 
official communication system for faculty, 
staff, and students (beginning the spring 
semester 2002)," according to the policy that 
was approved on October 15, 2001. 

For students this means important infor- 
mation may find its way to Milligan e-mail 
boxes- information that may once have come 
via telephone or intercampus mail. { 

"The business office prefers to use e-mail 
communication to inform students about loan 
checks that have arrived or other financial aid 
issues rather than trying to catch students by 
telephone or personal contact," Carter said. 

Director of Public Relations Lee 
Fierbaugh supported this policy even in its 

preliminary stages in the spring of 2001 . 

"I think it is important to have a central 
communication system," Fierbaugh said. "If 
all faculty, staff, and students use the same e- 
mail system, it ensures that we can communi- 
cate important information on a timely basis." 

The policy also requires professors to use 
Milligan e-mail to correspond with students 
for everything from announcements of class 
cancellations to submitting assignments. 

Associate Professor of Communications 
Bruce Montgomery said he expects some 
resistance from students who are not used to 
checking their Milligan e-mail regularly. 

"But I do believe it is the best option in 
order for administration to effectively com- 
municate with students," Montgomery said. 

Carter said that one reason campus e- 
mail exist is because of the $175 technology 
fee paid each semester by full-time Milligan 

"We have spent a lot of money on com- 
puter technology and need to promote its 
use," she said. 

Student reaction remains mixed in opin- 
ions about Milligan e-mail. 

Freshman Erin Blasinski said she checks 
her Milligan e-mail regularly and has had no 
problems accessing her account. 

"I like it because the Student Life 
announcements comes over the e-mail," 
Blasinski said. "(The Milligan e-mail) lets me 
know what's going on." 

Other students haven't had as much luck 
with their accounts. Freshman Noelle Kessler 
said she does not check her Milligan e-mail 

"I just use my hotmail account," Kessler 
said. "Nobody knows how to (access Milligan 
e-mail) on our computers." 

Information Technology Support 
Manager Mark Nester said he feels that the 
majority of Milligan students are able to 
check their campus e-mail and feel confident 
in doing so. 

"We get very few calls, and the ones we 
do are consistently from the same people who 
are having difficulties with Outlook," Nester 

Carter said she sees Milligan e-mail as a 
way for students to organize the types of 
email they receive. 

"We aren't saying students can't have 
other e-mail accounts," Carter said. "We are 
just encouraging them to learn to communi- 
cate in various venues. Maintaining multiple 
e-mail accounts allows you to keep your per- 
sonal life and your academic life separate." 

Sentor David Mayor and 
Freshman Chad Parker label 
and stack cant of corn for 
Second Harvest Food Bank 
LINC spent two hours at the food 
bank Monday sorting boxing 
and labeling various food items 
as their first service project of the 

-Photo by Me/ma MzGosom 



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Thursday, January 3 1 , 2002 

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Wc had a leadership retreat recently 
and wc went through the results from 
the Town Meeting held in December. 
We know that in the past many students 
have felt detached from the student 
government and have also felt that there 
has been a lack of communication be- 
tween the student government and the 
students. Well, we have heard and 
have understood your comments, both 
good and bad, and have decided to start 
things off right this semester. We 
pledge to do" EVEN BETTER and 
want to strive for excellence with SGA. 
We are here to serve you and pledge to 
be proactive in representing you. 
Ne\sa*Vi Emily, Jatovii 

Your Executive Council 

if you have any questions or comments 
please call the SGA office at 


SGA Night in the Cafeteria 

Thursday. January 31 

( 'ome and let SGA nerve you"' 

SGA trip to visit Carson Newman 

Thursday. February 7 

Your SGA will visit (arson W-m //)./// for new ideas and In 

see how other schools student life works. 

SGA Sponsors Family Weekend 

February 15-17 

SGA welcomes vour 1'amily to our beautiful campus. 

SGA Blood Drive 

Friday. February 22 
Give the gift of life. 

Tommy Oaks to visit Milligan 

Tuesday, February 26 at l >0() p.m. in Webb Hall 
Guys, come and here an incredible man a/God 

Student Leadership Meeting 

lliursday. February 28lh right after chapel in upper- 

1/ you are interested in any leadership position at Milli- 
gan including SGA, Spritual Life. Social Affairs. Concert 
Council, Commuter and Internationa! Representative, 

Check out our new Website at 


SGA Meetings are every Tuesday night at 9: 1 5 

in the SUB SGA Room. All students are 

welcome and encouraged to attend. 


The Stampede 

Thursday, January 31, 2002 

— Sports - 

Page 5 

week in review: 

Buffalo Basketball 

Bad chemistry, 
injuries cause 
men's slump 

Column by Jason Hotchkin 


To the untrained eye Milligan College men's 
basketball team may seem to be in a slump, but 
there exist certain factors that have contributed to 
the "slump" other than just poor effort. 

One key aspect that has been heavily weighing 
on the team is injuries. Senior forward Scott Hall 
has been out of action most of the year nursing an 
ankle injury. He plans, however, to be back on the 
court within a couple weeks. 

A.J. Hamler came away from Christmas break 
with stitches. Todd Davis has broken ribs. Both 
James Howard and Lance Ashby are having foot 

With an overall record of 7-14 and the injuries 
at hand, it would be easy at this point to throw in 
the towel and accept the status quo. 

However, that kind of thinking doesn't fly with 
head coach Tony Wallingford. 

"We are going to get better, and we have got to 
do that now," he said. 

In the time remaining the team is searching for 
that chemistry that will get them to the next level. 

The Buffs lost to Alice Lloyd College at home 
January 24, 68-70. They dropped another game on 
the road to Bryan College last weekend 58-74, 
brining their overall record to 7-14. 

The men's next game is January 31 at home 
against Virginia Intermont. 


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Lesley Jcnkini 


Tuesday, Jan. 29 the Lady Ruffs picked up 
their ninth win of the season against Southern 

This win, however, was preceded by two 
disappointing losses. The team lost to Bryan 
College on Jan, 26, 76-80 and to Alice Lloyd 
College Jan. 24 by a score of 58-53. 

Coach Rich Aubrey said the team led in 
scoring for most of the game against Alice Lloyd 
, but struggled with offense in the end. 

"We played very well defensively," said 
Aubrey, "but it wasn't enough to win." 

According to Aubrey, sophomore Miranda 
Greene played a good game, scoring 10 points 
and pulling down five rebounds. Junior Amanda 
Hammons scored nine points, including one 
three pointer. Freshman Ginny White played 
almost the entire game, scoring six points and 
accumulating three steals. 

The leading scorer for the Lady Buffs was 
junior Nicky Jessen with 1 3 points, despite only 
playing a few minutes into the second half, 
forced to leave the game with an anJde injury. 

The Buffs record now stands at 9-12. Their 
next game is Jan. 31 at home against Virginia 

Graphic by Jacqie Patterson and Jason Han/ille 

Track team endures rigorous training despite season 

Women's B-ball Men's B-ball 

January 29th 

S. Virginia-58 

Janurarv 29th 


Misty Fry 

Senior Writer 

Despite January being indoor track season, 
Milligan's track team can still be found running 
drills under the nightly glow of florescent lights at 
Science Hill High School. 

Illuminated by the lights, the small track team 
practices rigorously, all focused on bettering their 
times and qualifying for the NAIA National 
Championships meet to be held on February 28. 

"This is my first year running indoor track, 
and it's a different experience," said freshman 
Derek Webb. "I love it." 

Milligan's distance medley, composed of 
Webb, senior Phillip Rotich, junior Terence 
Gadston, and freshman Trevor Donovan, are 
ranked second in the nation for NAIA indoor track. 

Webb's goal is to be an All-American on the 
medley team, where he runs the 800 meters. 
Rotich runs the 1600, Gadston the 400, and 

Donovan runs the 1200. 

"We were ranked first in the nation until this 
week, and we can do it again," said Webb. "We 
will cross that bridge when we get there." 

Two members of the men's team qualified for 
nationals at the second race at Appalachian State, 
which was held on Jan. 19. Rotich qualified in 
the 1600 meter run (the mile) with a time of 4 
minutesl4.09 seconds, in which he claimed first 
place. Webb also qualified in the 800 meter run, 
with a time of 2:00.73. 

As for the women, freshman Rebecca Dixon 
claimed second place in the mile at Appalachian 
State, running 5:19.31, qualifying her for nation- 
als as well. Senior Dawn Shatzer came in ninth 
place in the same race with a time of 5:51.2. She 
also ran the 5000-meter run with a time of 

The indoor track team will be traveling to 
Murfreesboro, Term, on February 9 to compete in 
the Middle Tennessee Invitational. 

The Stampede 

Page 6 

Campus Announcements 


Thursday, January 31 

9:30-1 lpm 

Come join us for Cosmic Bowling hosted by Social Affairs. 

Thursday. January 31 

SGA will be hosting an SUA Night in the Cafeteria. Come and be served by 

your class representatives. 

Thursday. January 31 

RA Applications for the 2002-2003 school year are available in the Student 
Development and Student Life Offices. Your last chance to attend the MANDATO- 
RY informational meeting is tonight in the SUB Lounge. 

Thursday. January 31 

Attention Alpha Chi members! Alpha Chi meeting in the SUB lounge. We 
will be discussing this semester's activities, including the regional conven- 
tion, scholarship competitions, etc. Please make every effort to be there! 


Friday. February 1 


Come to our fabulous Movie Night in Hyder Auditorium 

Entertainment and food will be provided and guess what? It's absolutely free! 

Sunday. February 3 

Superbowl Fun! Social Affairs will be hosting the best football party ever in 
the student lounge. TV coverage will start at 5:30 p.m. in the SUB along with 
food, beverages, and desserts. The grill will open at 6:30 p.m. as usual and 3 
TVs will be set up for fabulous coverage in the SUB. 

Saturday, February 3, 2002 

Shopping Spree. Please contact Leslie Glover if interested. 

email - Fun! Fun! Fun! 

461-8981 or 

Monday, February 11 


If you plan to Student Teach Fall 2002 or Spring 2003, you are urged to attend 

an information meeting in Hyder Auditorium. 

Tuesday, February 12 

Don't' forget about Sweetheart Extravaganza! Vote for your favorite sweet- 
heart all this week in the cafeteria. Your favorite picks will perform on stage 
in Seeger. 

February 15-17 

Family Weekend: Tell your parents and family to make plans to visit campus 

that weekend for a fun and enjoyable time. More info, is available on the 

Milligan website and brochures have been mailed to your parents. 

Team Leader applications are available in the Student Development Office. 

The apps and reference forms are due back Feb. 8. 


The Winter formal has been moved to the first weekend in March. .More 
details will be provided closer to the new date. 


If you are interested in participating in on campus interviews with ALDI foods for a 
management trainee position starting at $62,000 per year, please submit your resume 
to Dr. Abner by Feb. 8th at Hardin 203. 

Freshmen and Sophmorcs, the deadline for the first advising session is Feb. I . Please 
contact your advisers if you have not already scheduled an appointment. 

Pay parking tickets in the Student Development Office before Friday, February I at 
noon to avoid the $10 penality. 


If you haven't seen the buffs in action 
this is a good week to come out. 
Their next four games arc at home. 

Thursday, Jan. 3 1 

Milligan vs. Virginia Intcrmont Women at 5:30 PM 

Men at 7:30 

Saturday, Feb 2 
Milligan vs. Bluefield 

Tuesday, Feb 5 
Montreat vs. Milligan 

Women at 2:00 PM 
Men at 4:00 PM 

Women at 5:30 PM 
Men at 7:30 PM 

Misc. Reminders 

Prayer breakfast meets every Friday morning at 7:15 in the cafeteria, 
have praise and worship. 


"Headquarters for Milligan College Cupids" 

Sutton Hall is sponsoring an opportunity to tell that special someone you care. 
You can purchase carnations and candies to be delivered to your sweetheart's 
dorm room on Valentine's. Look for more information comming soon. Also, 
THE OLIVE GARDENse and worship, a short devotion, and share any 
prayer concerns that we have. 

Anyone interested in having their photo in the yearbook can submit photos to 
Amy Vincent or any yearbook staff member. Any questions? Call 8481. 

TNT Wellness Tip-Nutrition 

When looking for lean cuts of beef, look for the word "loin" (that includes 
"tenderloin" and "sirloin") or "round" in the name. For lean pork, "loin" is 
also the key word. The leanest cuts of beef and pork have only a little more 
fat than skinless chicken breast, and a lot less fat than dark-meat chicken. 



Thursday, February 14, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume: 66 Number 2 

Student e-mail 
inspires SGA 
recycling effort 

New ambitions were established 
through an outreach far willing 
students to contribute to a 
campus wide recycling project. 

Misty Fry 

Senior Writer 

From a student's email response about 
wasted paper to the SGA setting up a 
committee to get a recycling program 
started, the issue of saving the trees has 
become a hot topic on Milligan's campus. 

Last week, Emily Luetcher, SGA vice 
president, sent out an email asking for anyone 
interested in recycling to attend SGA's next 
meeting while sophomore Jaimie Newsome 
sent an email saying too much paper is being 
wasted on campus. 

"We're being faced with a forest of wast- 
ed paper and it bothers me," said Newsome, 
in a campus email. "There might be recy- 
cling on campus one day, but as for now, do 
we really need to have events placed under 
our doors. . .? Stick them all under the door of 
Hart 221 and let me take them all to Kroger to be recycled, so 
I can at least say I'm trying to counteract this madness." 
Getting Inspired 

Newsome was inspired to write the email after receiving 
many flyers under her door that wound up in her trashcan. 
According to Newsome, the extra paper is not necessary, and 
suggests sending reminders by email instead, to limit unneces- 
sary waste. 

"I have been meaning to write an 
email for awhile," said Newsome. "It 
just seems so ridiculous... we get all 
these notices and it bothers me that we 
have all this extra paper. I'm earth con- 

Newsome's email sparked campus 
response, with some students joking 
and others supporting her in her efforts. 

"I feel there needs to be more areas to recycle (the third 
floor of Hart does it) and that students need to be aware that 
it's there," said sophomore Michelle Dietz, who responded to 
Newsome's email. 
Issue Discussed 

During the SGA meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, the issue of 
recycling was discussed among representatives, and junior 
Warren McCrickard volunteered to be chairman of the com- 
mittee to get a recycling program started on campus. 
McCrickard has a plan. 

"I want to try to get a council made up of people who are 
devoted, so we can plan to get this started next semester," said 

Sophomore, Katy Anderson,, contributes to the recycling 
efforts by dumping a bin of plastic bottles. The SGA 
recently met to discuss the new emphasis being put on 
campus wide recycling. -Photo by Jason Harville 

McCrickard. "I don't' want to jump in too fast and lose it 
before we get a hold of it." 
Strategy Making 

McCrickard's goals include getting devoted people to 
assist in the planning, decide what to recycle, find routes for 
the recycling and make available educational material for stu- 
dents who don't know how to recycle. 

While some students are excited about getting such a pro- 
gram started, others worry about students 
losing interest and the program getting 
out of hand. 

"In the past we start these pro- 
grams doing really good, we have lots of 
student help and then comes a break or 
tests or what ever and all of a sudden the 
student help is gone," said Leonard 
Beattie in an email. "I do not have the 
staff or help needed to continue the program with out the stu- 
dent help so in the summer there will be no program." 
Finding recycling home 

Despite participating in recycling at his home, Beattie 
worries that there is not a good facility in which to take the 
recycled goods, and that in the past goods have had to be 
stored for days or even weeks before it was hauled away, 
which resulted in a big mess. 

Students such as McCrickard and Newsome acknowledge 
this problem, and have offered to be responsible for disposing 
of the recycled items. 

"I recycle in my room and don't see that it's a hard thing 

"/ do not have the staff or 
help needed to continue 
the program without stu- 
dent help. " 

- Leonard Beattie 

Social Learning 
adds program with 
Christian emphasis 

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Based on an idea by Mark 
Mil on, the social learning 
is expanding to include a new 
program called Public leadership and 
Service, which will begin Fall 2002 at 
the earliest. 

Matson, the former assistant direc- 
tor for public policy at Duke University, 
said that the public policy major was 
the third most popular major there. It 
was his idea to take this public policy 
major and include a "more peculiarly 
Christian emphasis On service." 

The goal is to produce "well- 
rounded, well-grounded graduates," 
who will lead by example. 

"We want people to be prepared to 
lead," said Bert Allen, professor of psy- 

This program has been in the 
works for the last two years and has 
been fully approved by the faculty and 
the Board of Trustees. 

After several drafts, a final propos- 
al was submitted to several non-profit 
organizations for examination and was 
considered a well-conceived idea, 
which would produce graduates with 
the skills that would be desirable to 

The program is designed to be a 
multidisciplinary program, with three 
separate tracks. All three options 
include "extensive poverty experience" 
according to Matson. 

According to Allen, the program will 
incorporate a "potpourri of courses," 
including classes in Bible, manage- 
ment, accounting, social learning, busi- 
ness and communications. 

"The thing that makes it attractive 
to us," said Allen, "is that we have a 
fine business program that prepares 
people for the for-profit world that we 
decided we wanted to implement a pro- 
gram of similar quality for not-for-prof- 
it organizations." 

The program is designed to draw- 
new students to the college, not to nec- 
essarily draw students away from other 
academic areas, said Allen. 

Matson said that once the program 
is implemented, students would be per- 
mitted to switch over from other aca- 
demic areas, but would have to be will- 
ing to patient and flexible. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, February 14, 2002 

— Feature 

Page 2 

Pop culture invades Seegar Chapel 

Greg Wolfe addresses Christianity, arts 

John lliimplon 


Christian writer and professor of 
English at Seattle Pacific University, 
Greg Wolfe visited Milligan last week 
for lectures sponsored by the Institute for 
Christan Leadership. 

Wolfe spoke in American Magazine, 
History of Media, chapel and convocation. 

His lectures focused on bringing 
Christian art and literature to the forefront of 
social awareness. He hopes to bring to light 
the current "renaissance of Christian writings 
and the arts" he sees taking place right now. 

His three main lectures, named Intruding 
Upon the Timeless, Cinderella's Pumpkin. 
Pop Goes the Culture, spoke directly on the 
role of imagination in modern Christian cul- 
ture and art. 

Quoting heavily from Flannery O' 
Conner, Wolfe said imagination is used to 
bring things together, creating unique art and 
literature. He said he sees Jesus as "more of 
a storyteller and artist than a theologian." 

Wolfe address the student body during a chapel service Feb. 7, His 
lecture series was the first sponsored by the Milligan College 
Institute for Christian Leadership. 

-Photo by Jason Harville 

Eleven Milligan students place 

in top six percent of national photo contest 

Paige Wassel 


This year, 11 Milligan photography stu- 
dents qualified as finalists in the 22nd 
annual photography contest, sponsored 
by Photographer's Forum magazine and 
Nikon, Inc. 

"I think it's a special honor for a small 
school like this to have that many finalists," 
photography professor Alice Anthony said. 

Tim Morton, Beth Pearson, Sara Small, 
Dinah DeFord, Christan McKay, Lauren 
Keister, Jason Harville, Jara Henderson, Erin 
Hogshead, Lesley Jenkins and Aaron 
Johnston were selected as finalists, Anthony 

This contest, according to Anthony, is 
open to college photography students from all 
over the country, and this year there were 
25,000 entries. These students are among six 
percent of the 25,000 entries that were select- 
ed as finalists in the contest, Anthony said. 

"I was kind of surprised, but I was excit- 
ed," Junior Beth Pearson said. 

Pearson said it was her first year to par- 
ticipate in the contest, and she entered one 
picture of "kind of a jazz scene" on Beale 
Street in Memphis. 

Milligan photography students submitted 
their work for the contest on last November 
and the finalists were notified at the beginning 
of January, Anthony said. Anthony has not 
yet been notified if the finalists from Milligan 

have been selected for the first through fourth 
place awards or honorable mentions, but 
those names will be sent out on February 15. 

The judges of this year's contest were 
Jeff Atherton, chair of the photography 
department at Art Center College of Design, 
Pasadena; Beth Gates Warren, writer, curator 
and appraiser of photography; and Armando 
Flores, Nikon Professional Services, Nikon, 

Anthony said she became aware of this 
contest when she was a student at ETSU, and 
Milligan has been participating for almost 10 
years. Each photograph submitted by a stu- 
dent cost around $3 each. 

Anthony said she was "almost over- 
whelmed" when she was notified of the num- 
ber of finalists from Milligan this year. She 
also said that photographers whose work was 
rejected shouldn't be discouraged. 

The Milligan finalists' work will be pub- 
lished in a book along with all the other col- 
lege finalists. This book displays their work 
along with their name and the name of their 
college. Anthony said she hopes to have this 
book in the library after it is published. Some 
of these finalists 1 work can be seen in a 
Ground Zero exhibit opening February 15 
and lasting to March 2. This show will be a 
display of student works in art and photogra- 

*Photos of contest winners will be featured 
in The Stampede Online next week. 







"I just want people to sec lhal imagina- 
tion deepens one's spiritual walk with God," 
said Wolfe. 

Wolfe lives in Washington state with his 
wife, Suzanne and four children. Wolfe 

teaches both Hnglish and 

Writing courses and claims 
the title of "Writer in 
Residence," He, himself, 
writes books and co-authors 
many others with his wife 
and other writers. 

In addition, Wolfe heads 
up a journal published for 
Christian ;ulr.l am! v,rii>T hh^hmmh 
called Image. 

Image is a forum for little kjiown 
Christian artists and writers. The journal pub- 
lishes artwork and poems among other forms 
of the literary arts. 

Wolfe has his B. A. from Hillside College 
and his M. A. in English literature from 
Oxford University. Image can be reached for 
further information at www.imageioumal.ory . 

"I just want fji 
to see that imagina- 
tion deepens > 
spiritual walk with 

-Greg Wolf 

Jcnnc Burgess and Aaron Littcll 
My engagement story 

About a week before Aaron 
proposed, he told me that we were 
going on a "special" date the follow- 
ing Saturday. 

When wc embarked on this 
secret date; f was still very per- 
plexed, especially when we arrived 
at Watauga Lake. One of the picnic 
tables had been decorated with a 
tablecloth, candles, china plates and 
tiki torches on both sides. There was 
also a large box wrapped in silver in 
the middle of the tabic. I opened the 
box. which was stuffed with silver 
crinkled gift fill and a note card, that 
said "Pull," Dangling at the end of 
the note card was an engagement 
ring. My mouth dropped open, and 
Aaron asked mc to marry him. 

He then played our song, 
"You're Just too Good to be True" on 
a CD player that I also had not 
noticed. At the start of the music, 
two of my friends who had been hid- 
ing in the bushes nearby phoned 
three more friends who had canoed 
out to an island in the lake. Upon 
receiving this call, they promptly 
began shooting off fireworks. 
•For the conclusion of this story see 
The Stampede Online. 



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The Stampede 

Thursday, February 14, 2002 

Page 3 

Intramurals broaden horizon 
to include pool, chess 

Annie Tipton 


Milligan College Intramurals no longer means only 
sweaty, hcart-pounding, athletic action. 

In addition to sports such as flag football, basketball 
and volleyball, for the first time students have been 
involved in games of skill, strategy and even a little math 
in chess and pool tournaments. 

Intramurals Director David Vespic said these new 
additions to the intramurals schedule were added in order 
to get more students involved. 

"We chose these sports because we wanted to give 
the students at here at Milligan a broader base of activi- 
ties to choose from," Vespie said. "Not everyone plays 
all of the sports that we offer, but it is our goal that every- 
one on campus will have the opportunity to play at least 
some of the intramural sports." 

Intramurals Coordinator Adam Kneisley said both 
tournaments, which began in early February, received 
"unexpectedly good" responses from students. 

"Thirty-three people signed up for pool and 34 peo- 
ple signed up for chess," he said. "It is mostly guys par- 
ticipating in chess and pool, but some girls are partici- 

Assistant Professor for Human Performance 
and Exercise Science John Simonsen suggested the idea 
of a chess tournament to the Intramurals staff. 

"The chess and pool tournaments are nice options 
for intramurals," Simonsen said. "They are pretty easy to 
organize and fun for anyone who plays." 
Simonsen not only helped start the chess tournament, but 
participates as well. 

"I learned to play when I was little and have played off 
and on over the years," he said. 

Simonsen sees the results of chess playing as something 
more positive than just a healthy competitive game. 

"Participation in chess has been linked to improved 
academic performance generally, so I think it is worth 
promoting," Simonsen said. "I'd like to see a [chess] 
club here at Milligan." 

Sophomore and pool tournament participant Amy 
Vincent signed up to dust off her pool stick. 


Women's B-ball Men's B-ball 

February 9 

February 12 

UVA Wise-67 


Men's basketball team 
rebounds from weekend loss 

Freshman Craig Emmert goes 
up for a shot during a game 
against University of Virginia at 
Wise, Feb. 12. After a heart- 
breaking loss to King College 
Feb. 9 by a score of 48 - 52, the 
Buffs defeated UVA at Wise 105 
-67. This victory broke a four 
game losing streak and 
improved the team's record to 
10-17. The men's next game will 
be on the road against Alice 
Lloyd College Feb. 14 

-Photo by Jason Harville 

Baseball breaks three game losing streak 

Misty Fry 

Senior Writer 

Milligan 's baseball team was able to make 
a comeback from this weekend's losing 
debut by smashing Mars Hill 13-4 on 
Tuesday, Feb. 12. 

With homeruns from seniors Jeremy 
Christian and Chris Archer, the team was able to 
maintain the lead though the entire game. 

Pitcher Todd Speas, a recent transfer to 
Milligan, is pleased with the opening week of 

"The guys have welcomed me with open 

arms," said Speas. "I have to deal with new faces 
now, but it's going well." 

This weekend, during the first games of the 
season against Presbyterian College. Milligan 
suffered defeat, losing 6-8 and 2-7 Saturday in a 
doubleheader, and 4-12 on Sunday. 

Despite the losses, the team is still positive 
they will have a strong season. 

"It's going to be a good year," said junior 
Justin Camblin. "We played well, it just didn't 
work out the way we wanted. We should have no 
problem coming together as a team." 

The team will be traveling on Friday to take 
on Georgia Southwestern Sate at 1 :00 p.m. 

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After attending convocation, 
chapel, and a class in which 
Greg Wolfe was the guest 
speaker this week, I feel compelled to 
addres some of his comments. 

I believe Mr. Wolfe was correct when 
he said that Christians involved in 
media and the arts need to get out of the 
"Christian bookstore subcultures" and 
into the secular realm where they can 
have an impact on the 
lives of non-believers. 
Certainly he was cor- 
rect when he said that 
Christian artists, musi- 
cians, and writers need 
to strive for excellence 
in their work. However, 
his proposed alternative 
was disturbing, to say 
the least. hb^ibb 

Jesus called us to be 
salt in the world-not of the world. 
Christians are supposed to be lights that 
aren't hidden under bushels. We should- 
n't water down our message so much 
that we blur the distinction between 
Christian and non-Christian. Mr. Wolfe 
called for Christian musicians to "write 
songs that don't have 'Jesus' ever third 
word." I seem to recall Jesus saying 

something about his denying before 
God anyone who wouldn't confess him 
before men. 

I'm not saying Christians should try 
lo sugar-coat all the problems in the 
world and live in denial of what's going 
on in the culture around them. But as 
Christians, we're the ones who have the 
Good News that the world needs to 
hear. If that News can be spread 
through un-watered- 
down art journals or 
more power to them. 
But we need to keep 
in mind- people can 
live without another 
fancy art journal in 
the newsstands- they 
can't live without 


If Mr. Wolfe 
wishes to plant some seeds for the sake 
of Christ instead of "kicking some [der- 
riere]" for the sake of Greg Wolfe, he's 
going to have to get some of his salti- 
ness back. We all know what Jesus said 
un-salty salt is good for. 

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Campus Calendar 

May term/summer school: if 

you need a dorm room for May term 
or summer school, call (8760) or 
drop by the Student Development 
office to leave your info. 

The reaffirmation visiting 

team from SACS/COC will be on 
our campus from Feb. 24-27. You 
can review the entire report at to 
read a printed copy, visit the library 
and ask for the copy on reserve. 

The Winter Formal has been 
moved to the first weekend in 
March. More details will be provid- 
ed as the new date gets closer. 

Cranks Creek Trip: March 22- 
24 This semester's Cranks Creek 
Trip is scheduled for March 22-24 
and will cost $25. There will be a 
required informational meeting 
either on Thurs. February 28 at 10 
PM OR Sun. March 3 PM, both in 
Sub 7. Bring your money and insur- 
ance cards to the meeting. 

Yearbook photos: If anyone is 
interested in having their photo in 
the yearbook please submit your 
photos to Amy Vincent or any year- 
book staff member. Call 8481 if you 
have any questions. 

Prayer breakfast meets every 
Friday morning at 7: 1 5 in the cafete- 
ria. We have praise and worship, a 
short devotion, and share any prayer 
concerns that we have. Everyone is 
welcome anytime. 

Upcoming recitals: 

Tuesday, February 19: 

There it a student recital in 
Upper Sccgcr at 2:10 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 26: 

There is a student recital in 
Upper Sccgcr, , at 2: 1 p.m. 
Performing will be cellist 
Kebekah Abbott and vocal- 
ists Rachel Cunningham, 
Michael Ottingcr, Jill 
Livingston, April Rankin, 
Cheri Lomison. 

The Milligan Music 

Honors Recital will be held 
on Friday, February 15, at 
7:30 p.m. in Upper Sccger. 
Performing will be pianist 
Rachel Cunningham, sax 
ophonist Michael Douty, 
and vocalists Lindsey 
Holloway, Melissa Parker, 
Kristofer Reed, and 
Lauren Webb. 

Faculty recital: 

There will be a joint facul- 
ty recital in Upper Seeger, 
Friday February 22, at 7:30 
p.m featuring Carlene 
Eastridge and John 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has designated this as 
Child Safety Awareness Week. 

* From birth to age 1 and a weight up to 20 lbs, a child should be 
restrained in a safety seat that faces the rear of the car. 

* Children between the ages of 1 and 4 who weigh between 20 and 
40 lbs should be restrained in a safety seat that faces forward. 

* Children who weigh less than 80 lbs and are under 4 feet. 9 inches 
tall should be seated in a vehicle booster seat even if they are ages 4 
and over. 

* Children should weigh more than 80 lbs and stand more than 4 
feet, 9 inches tall before they are restrained using only seat belts. 
The top rear of the restraint should be bolted to the frame of the car. 

[he Stampede 

Thursday, February 28, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 2 

Scheduling problems force 
break in 35-year tradition 

Paige Wasscl 


For the first time in 
almost 35 years, Milligan 
College has decided nol to 
present an annual production 
of the Christmas dinners. 

"This was a joint deci- 
sion made between the 
President, John Wakefield, 
and myself," Professor of 
Theater Richard Major said. 

Each January following 
a performance of the 
Christmas dinners. Major 
said that he meets with 
President Jeanes and 
Associate Professor of Music 
John Wakefield to discuss die 
previous year's performance 
and make preliminary plans 
for next year's dinners. This 
year. Major said they foresaw 
scheduling problems for the 
dinners because, with the 
2002-2003 academic calen- 

dar, there is only one week 
and finals after Thanksgiving 

"In order for the 
Christmas dinners to be cost 
effective, we really need to 
run five nights," Major said. 

With next year's aca- 
demic schedule, Major said it 
would be difficult to find live 
performance nights without 
conflicting with other cam- 
pus events and student 
schedules. He went on to say 
this decision provides for 
only a temporary suspension 
of the dinners. 

"I think everyone's okay 
with it," Major said. 

According to Wakefield, 
the music department hopes 
to provide an alternative pro- 
gram to the dinners. 

"In the music depart- 
ment, we do plan to put 
together a really good, one- 
hour concert of Christmas 

music, mostly familiar 
tunes, with Concert Choir, 
Chamber Orchestra, 

Chamber Singers, Milligan 
Singers, and soloists," 
Wakefield said. "We plan 
to do some very special 
decorating in the chapel so 
that the overall effect is 
quite striking and beauti- 

Major said the theater 
department still plans to 
work on a collaborative 
production in the fall with 
ETSU, which Major will 
direct. The tentative dates 
for this fall play are 
November 19-23. 

Meanwhile, the spring 
productions of "Labor 
Pains" and "Baby" are 
being performed in SUB 7 
at 8 p.m. on February 27 
and 28, and March 1. 
Tickets cost $5 and include 
a beverage. 

Emily Gerard, played by junior Chri3tan McKay, and Robert Gerard, played by senior 
Adam Meyers, relax on their couch after labor ensues dunng the comedy 'Labor 
Pains " The show exlores the joys, fears and sometimes out of control emotions thai 
come with being first time parents -Photo by Jason Harville 

New orientation program to take effect for incoming students 

Alison Waters 

Calendar Editor 

Beginning with this year's incoming 
freshman, accepted students will be encour- 
aged to participate in a new orientation pro- 
gram that will take place in both April and 

The Student Development Office and 
the Admissions office have been working 
together, creating this concept, now being 
called Connections. 

"The decision was a collaborative 
effort among several areas on campus, " 
said David Mee, Vice President for 
Enrollment Management. "The student 
development and admissions offices are 
working together on this project - including 
holding several meetings with key offices 
and personnel across campus who will be 
involved. We all agreed that it was impor- 
tant for new students to connect earlier with 
the Milligan community, "...though I think 

it is accurate to say that the majority of 
four-yeaj colleges. . .host a similar event for 
incoming students." 

Mee said the purpose of this new pro- 
gram is to help students be "best prepared 
to join the Milligan College communi- 
ty. ..[by helping them connect] with their 
new collegiate home much earlier. Students 
will meet other new students well before 
their arrival in the fall, [and] will complete 
their fall course selection with their men- 

While die admitted students plan their 
schedules and get acquainted with the 
Milligan community, parents and other 
family members participate in sessions 
designed especially for them. 

Mark Fox, dean of students, said that 
topics include "'Letting Your Kids Go to 
College', financial aid, and things of that 

Fox said there is no charge for the 
prospective incoming student, but that each 

additional family member will be charged a 
minimal fee of $25, which includes their 
meals. The students will with 
their parents. "We believe 
that students will be best pre- 
pared to join the Milligan 
College community when they 
have an opportunity to connect 
with their new collegiate home 
much earlier," said Mee. 

In a letter that was sent to 
the prospective students 
announcing this new program, it 
says, "parents will have special 
sessions designed to address ^^^- 
their needs and concerns." 

The admitted students will meet with 
their advisors and plan their schedule for 
the fall, as well as meeting both current and 
new students. 

continued on page 2 

"We think it will be another 
step toward solidifying 
their decision, connecting 
more quickly to the col- 
lege, and having a better 
experience when they 
arrive in the fall. " 

-Mark Fox, 
dean of students 

The Stampede 

Thursday, February 28, 2002 


Page- 2 

Milligan faculty and staff have been creating the 
Self-study Report for over two years. 

- Photo by Jason Hatville 

an strives to obtain 
S/COC accreditation 

John R. I lampion 


This week, the South Association of Colleges and 
Schools/ Commission of Colleges will be reviewing 
Milligan's accreditation. 

SACS/COC concerns itself with this region's schools 
and if the requirements to receive accreditation. 

This is done every 10 years and 2002 is Milligan's 10th 
year. The requirements for accreditation number well over 
400 individual criteria. 

During its stay, the SACS committee will be doing an 
exhaustive study of the college's many areas of study. 
These areas include a review of Milligan's academic pro- 
gram, its faculty, student life, athletic programs, finances, 
safety procedures, alumni relations and maintenance oper- 

During the stay of the committee the Fireside Lounge, 
the SGA Conference Room, the Admission Conference 
Room, Hardin 101, and Derthick 105 will be unavailable 
for regular use. 

Milligan is required to prepare a report for the SACS 
committee, which all full-time faculty have been working 
to complete, along with several students, alumni and 
trustees. The report has been published and is available 
both online and in print. 

Leading the staff in this endeavor has been Dr. Pat 

Magncss, director of self-study and Chair of the Steering 
Committee for this project. 

"I anticipate a very enjoyable visit. I have already met 
our committee chair, and she is a wondcrlul person who is 
committed to excellence in education," said Magncss. 

In addition to Magncss, other members of the Milligan 
College staff took key positions in the process of getting 
the school ready for the SAC;' (X vUti logcthcr with 
their staffs, these professors and staff members worked in 
different areas on Milligan's behalf. 

Bolh Dr. Chris Heard and Dr. Craig Farmer worked on 
the format of the documentation Milligan needed for the 
visit while Farmer also worked to edit the report, getting it 
ready for the Dec. 1 deadline. 

The Committee Chair Faculty included Mark Peacock, 
Chris Heard, H. David Roberts, Jack Knowlcs, Susan 
Higgins and Nancy Rogers. These members chaired vari- 
ous committees that worked together to evaluate and create 
analysis of each area of the Milligan Campus, 

The visit is planned for Feb. 24-27 so SA< S/CCX 
committee members can check the validity of Milligan's 
claims in the report. 

Students are encouraged by the Milligan 
Administration to aid the committee in any possible way. In 
a press report, Magncss said, "They will be eating in the 
cafeteria on Monday and Tuesday, where they will want to 
visit with students." This proved to be true. Many students 
shared a meal with SACS representatives Mon. and Tucs, 

Students were asked questions about campus life and 
their overall feelings toward Milligan in order for the com- 
mittee to add comments to their report. 

New orientation program cont. 

"We think it will be another step toward 
solidifying their decision, connecting more 
quickly to the college, and having a better 
experience when 

they arrive in the 
fall," said Fox. 

The plans for 
the August activi- 
ties are still being 
planned, said Fox, 
probably some 
larger group ^^^—^m 

activities. Team leaders will sti 

of the new students' overall orientation to 
campus-though their work will primarily be 
during the arrival of the entire new class in 

'We hope to provide information 
earlier for each new student, while 
helping them feel a part of this 
college community much earlier. " 
- David Mee 

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we hope to 
earlier for 
each new 
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ student, 
while helping them feel a part of this col- 
lege community much earlier," said Mee. 
"We are excited about the positive impact 
this is likely to have on each student's tran- 
sition to Milligan and college life." 

Two dates have been scheduled, April 
19-20 and June 7-8. 

"There is no distinction between the 
two [dates] - we are offering two dates in 
order to allow the participation of as, many 
new students as possible," said Mee. 

Connections is not mandatory, but is 
strongly recommended for all admitted stu- 



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since 1926 

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Christan McKay 
Senior Editor 

Misty Fry 
Photography Editor 

Jason Harville 
Business Manager 

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Production Editors 

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Melissa McGovem 
Calender Editor 

Alison Waters 
Web Administrator 

Jennifer Soucie 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, February 28, 2002 

Page 3 


softbaii season Basketball seasons end 

opens with 

double-header with AAC rournament 

Alison Willi- 1 s 

Calendar Editor 

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Milligan's soft- 
ball team made its 2002 debut in a 
doubleheader against Tuscultim 
College, resulting in a win for each team. The 
women's stron start set positive expectations 
for the rest of this season. 

Freshman pitcher Brandi Waddle made 
her premier appearance with a fine perform- 
ance in the first game. 

Waddle pitched a complete game allowing 
only three runs on five hits. She struck out five 
and walked only one. She also led the Lady 
Buffs with two hits in three al-bats. She 
knocked in two runs and scored one to help the 
Lady Buffs take their first win of the season. 

Sophomore Shelby Banion had two hits 
and junior Andrea Henriott was 2-4 with two 

"In the first game we did a good job exe- 
cuting plays," said junior Ashley Fine. "We 
focused on winning the inning." 

Junior Ashley Fine pitched the complete 
second game, striking out three and walking 
only one. Three runs were earned off of eight 
allowed hits. The Buffs had four errors in the 
second game. 

Sophomore Rachel Peterson hit her first 
homerun of the season and Henriott led the 
Buffs with two hits. Rachel Peterson hit her 
first homerun of the season for the only run of 
the game for the Lady Buffs. 

"In the second game, the difference was 
our hitting," said Fine. 

The softbaii team will play again Sat., 
Mar. 2 at home against Brevard at 1p.m. and 
Mon., Mar 4 at home against Lees McRae. 

Annie Upton 


The Men's and Women's Basketball teams began 
their AAC tournament in top form last Wednesday 
at Virginia High in Bristol, VA. 
The women started the evening off with a win over 
UVA-Wisc 54 to 40. 

Freshman Ginny White led scoring with 12 points and 
shot 50% from the field. The Lady Buffs out-rcbounded 
Wise 37-31 and held them 

'We were a little 
nervous going 
out, hut we 
played strong" 

-Joy Clark 

Freshman, Craig Emmert rebounds in Wednesday's tournament 
against Virginia Intermont Both the mens and women's teams fin- 
ished their seasons Thursday night of the AAC Tournament 

-Photo by Jason Harvilte 


Women's B-ball Men's B-ball 

February 21 


February 21 


to only nine points in the 
second half. 

"We knew Wise had a 
chance to beat us, so wc 
couldn't be over-confident/' 
said Sophomore Joy Clark. 
"Wc were a little nervous ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^™ 
going out, but we played 

■The men started strong as weel by defeating Virginia 
Intermont in overtime with a score of 88-80 on 

Sophomore Michael Morrell led scoring with 22 
points. Fifteen of Morrell's points came from three point- 
ers. The Buffs outscored Virginia Intermont 19-11 in over- 

Both Milligan teams finished out their seasons on 
Thursday with losses to Covenant and Bluefield. 

The Lady Buffs lost 59-68 to Covenant to finish their 
season with 12 wins and 20 losses. 

The Men's team lost 59-80 to Bluefield to finish their 
season with 1 1 wins and 20 losses. 






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Milligan baseball team 
splits double-header 

Lesley Jenkins 


Milligan College's baseball team 
split a double-header Tuesday in 
Hickory, NC with Lenoir-Rhyne, 
winning the first game 10-7 and losing the 
second game 10-6. 
Starting off 

In the first game, Milligan was lead by 
the solo homerun of Jeremy Christian and 
by his sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to 
put the Buffs ahead. 
Personal Stats 

Freshman Dustin Price picked up three 
hits and a couple of RBIs in the opener for 
the Buffs. Scott Shealy went 3-4 with two 

runs, and Brad Hitch had a pair of hits. 

Josh Ramsey's first win of the season 
(1-1) came with three innings of relief. 
Second try 

In the second game, the Buffs couldn't 
overcome the seven runs scored in the first 
two innings by Lenoir-Rhyne Bears before 
the darkness called the game to completion. 

The Buffs offense put out a valiant 
effort as they closed the deficit from early 
in the game. Dustin Price contributed a 
homerun, and Scott Shealy brought in three 
runs in the top of the second with a double. 

Milligan (2-7) goes on the road this 
weekend to North Georgia for a four game 
series starting Friday. 

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Thursday, I ; ebruary 28, 2002 

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Carson, struggles with Boyfriend freshman 
Josiah Potter, over his wallet Lending a 
hand are Babysitter, freshman Melame 
Veasy. and Coach, freshman Jonathan Hall 

Left: Carson is "ready for flight* when kooky 
Unc. Adam Ban-as. takes her for a spin 

-Photos by Jason Hatvllfe 

Campus Calendar 

Winter Formal 

"Waiting for Tonight" 

Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria Monday-Friday 
for the Winter Formal "Waiting for Tonight" which 
is being held this Friday night from 8 pm to 1 am 
at the Garden Plaza Hotel. Tickets are $5 in 
advance and $7 at the door. 

Crossroads Christian Church 

Crossroads Christian Church in Gray is looking for 
childcare workers on Easter Sunday. Depending 
on where you work, payment will be $10-$15. If 
you are interested, contact Tempa Bader at 477- 
2229 ext. 13 before spring break. Be sure to leave 
your name, dorm name and room number, and 
phone number. 


Thursday. March 28, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 4 

SGA executive council 
swears-in new members 

Students and members of 
SGA celebrated the elec- 
tion of the new executive 
council with pizza and 
cake in Sub 7 after results 
were received Tuesday. 

Misty Fry 

Senior Writer 

In the festive atmosphere of the SGA party 
in Sub 7, Tony Jones and Jason Harville were 
announced as the new SGA president and vice 
president on Tuesday night, winning the polit- 
ical race of that morning's convocation. 

Cheerful Voters 

Still clutching their red plastic cups from a 
toast to SGA's old era, students cheered as the 
new executive council members were named 
and took their oaths. 

"I felt the student's needed to be repre- 
sented and Tony and I were a good combina- 
tion to do that," said Harville. 

Joining Jones and Harville are freshman 
Jacqie Patterson as secretary and junior 
Amanda Diefendorf as treasurer. Diefendorf 
won as a write-in after being mentioned by 
Jones during questioning in the election con- 

Receiving the Votes 

After a week of witty campaigning with 
sidewalk chalk, posters and potato chips, Jones 
claimed the presidency with over 300 votes. 

As given in his speech in convocation 
Tuesday morning, Jones lists three areas that wi 
central focus. This includes listening to ideas from those who 
ran against Jones and Harville with their own ideas for next 
years changes and improvements. 

"Three of my goals are to hear Dave [Guyer's] and Adam 
[Kneisley's] ideas on spiritual life and implement them into 
our program," said Jones. "I also want to move forward with 
recycling and have student work displayed throughout cam- 

Making the Budget 

Jones also wants to take tile extra money from the student 
activity fee next year to increase the budget for the clubs and 
activities that were cut this past year, make a line in tile budg- 
et for recycling and also support service activities on and off 
campus. The way this money will be spent next year proved to 
be a big topic during this weeks election process. 

"I would also like to be a good example by the ways I 

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Juniors Tony Jones and Jason Harville celebrate after being elected for 
President and Vice President during Tuesday's executive council election. 
Jones and Harville campaigned together last week with posters, side-walk 
chalk, and Jones' potato chips. -Photo by Andrew Hopper 

be SGA's choose to spend my time and the activities I do," said Jones. 

Harville says that through his experiences on SGA, he 
has learned that communication with the students is an 
important key to success. "My main goal is to be able to 
come out of the town meeting with a more positive feed- 
back from the student, with nothing about the students not 
being represented," said Harville. "1 don't want SGAjust to 
be known by the president. Promoting a community is the 
overall goal." 

Feed Back from Faculty 

Julie Ray, director of student life, was pleased with the 
response of the voting and thought the students had a good 
venue in which to make their voice heard. 

"I was very pleased with today," said Ray. " I felt like 
the student's listened well and took the process seriously. I 
feel like the decision really was the will of the students, and 
that's what I am excited about." 

Faculty votes to 
eliminate minor 
for graduation 

Jennifer Soucie 

Online Editor 

New students this fall will have the 
option of graduating without a minor. 

Current students wishing to follow the 
new guidelines must align their entire aca- 
demic curriculum with the 2002-2003 cata- 

After being tabled twice and on the 
books since October, the motion passed at 
the March 20 faculty meeting. The decision 
will not be official until the Board of 
Trustees approves the catalog change. 
Opting Not to Change 

An undeclared major, freshman Leslie 
Mitchell will not adopt the option of gradu- 
ating without a minor. 

"There are a lot of things I'm interest- 
ed in," said Mitchell. "Minoring would give 
me broader opportunities for a career." 

Students wishing to pursue a minor 
will still be allowed that option. Degree 
programs that require a specific 
major/minor combination will remain 
Always an Exception 

Registrar Sue Skidmore said the biolo- 
gy major is the only program that requires a 
specific minor. She said students are 
required to take 20 hours of chemistry 
hours, constituting a minor. 

Theodore Thomas, associate professor 
of humanities, history, and German, sup- 
ports the decision. He said that being a lib- 
eral arts college. Milligan can now allow 
students to branch out and study subjects in 
different fields to broaden their worlds. 

After discussion among faculty mem- 
bers, the new policy will be formally 
reviewed for effectiveness a few years after 

The Stampede 

Thursday, March 28, 2002 


Page 2 

Above: Newly inducted mem- 
bers ol Psl Chi pose with the 
group's charter after the cere- 
mony on March 19. 

Right: Junior psychology major 
Kristen Speak receives a certifi- 
cate of membership from facul- 
ty sponsor Joy Drirtnon. 

-Photos by Christen McKay 

Milligan inducts 12 charter members into 
National Honor Society of Psychology 

Christen McKay 


Milligim joined more than 970 
colleges and universities 
across the country wilh chap- 
ters of Psi Chi, the National 
Honor Society in Psychology, as it inducted 
12 charter members at a ceremony on 
March 19. 

"Psychology students who join will 
become part of a nationally recognized 
honor society." said Joy Drinnon, assistant 
professor of psychology and the group's 
advisor. "This will enhance their profes- 
sional credentials and improve their 
chances of being accepting to graduate 

Students inducted in the ceremony 
were Jennifer Burgess, Kalhy Dowda, 
Michael Ileim, Erin Hogshead, Meggan 
Juhl, John Lawson, Jessica Moore, Mary 
Moore, Joshua Porter, Jonathan Powell, 
Kristen Speak and Stephanie Troyer. 

In order to qualify for the group, stu- 
dents must have completed three semesters 
of college courses and nine hours of psy- 
chology. They must rank in the upper 35 
percent of their class and maintain high 
standards of personal behavior. 

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 at the 
ninth International Congress of Psychology 

at Yale, said Otto Zinscn, faculty advisor <>f the 
u v chapter of P»i ( I i 

Xinsen said the aims of the group include 
developing the mind, in scholarship, and the 
hands, in fellowship and in research. 

Psi Chi is a member of the Association oi 
College Honor Societies ;ind \\ an affiliate "\ 

the American Psychological Association and 

the American Psychological Society. 
Drinnon said that Milligan has been planning 
to start a chapter since 1999, but did not 
become eligible until fall 2001. 

"We had to provide general information 
about our college, such as the mission, the 
types of degrees awarded, enrollment, number 
ol lull-time faculty, etc," said Drinnon. "Wc 
also had to provide very specific inform 
about our psychology program, such as what 
courses we offered, the credentials of our fac- 
ulty, the number of psychology maj<r 
minors, etc." 

Junior psychology major Kristen Speak 
said she was interested in joining the group to 
have a greater understanding of her field of 

"It's a way to further my education in psy- 
chology and 
will help me 
later in 

career plan- 
ning," said 


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Interviewing process begins for 
Oosting, Hopwood scholarships 

Paige Wassel 


A scholarship committee began interviewing 
potential candidates on March 4 for the Oosting 
and Hopwood Scholarships, the two major aca- 
demic scholarships awarded at Milligan. 

"The Oosting Scholarship is Milligan's top 
academic scholarship," David Mee, vice president 
for enrollment management said. "It covers about 
95 percent of the current direct expenses." 
Only one incoming freshman may receive this 
scholarship, which is funded primarily by the 
foundation that supports Milligan, Mee said. 

The Hopwood scholarships are given to two 
or three incoming freshman and cover around "50 
percent of the current direct expense," Mee said. 

The scholarship committee considers admit- 
ted applicants for the Oosting and Hopwood 
scholarships who are at the top of their graduating 
classes and are rank in the top 2-3 percent nation- 
ally in ACT and/or SAT I scores. 

This year, 22 of these applicants were asked 
to respond to two essay questions. Five were 
selected to visit Milligan for interviews. 

The recipients of the Oosting and Hopwood 
Scholarships should be ultimately determined by 
May 1, depending on whether the students offered 
the scholarships decide to attend Milligan, 


Serving the Milligan community 
since 1926 

Editorial Board 


Chnstan McKay 
Senior Editor 

Misty Fry 
Photography Editor 

Jason Harviile 
Business Manager 

Natalya Klinova 
Production Editors 

Jacqie Patterson 

Melissa McGovem 
Calender Editor 

Alison Waters 
Web Administrator 

Jennifer Soucie 

Prof. Jim Dahlman 

Newsroom: (423)461-8995 


This publication exists to pro- 
vide news and information, and 
to offer a forum to the Milligan 
College community. Opinions 
expressed may not reflect those 
of this publication, its editors 
or Milligan College. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, March 28, 2002 


Page 3 

Underground newspaper reveals identity 

Alison Waters 

Above: John Hampton (left) and Jason Reed (right) hide behind an issue in progress of 
the Milligan College Weekly, which recently became an official Milligan College organi- 
zation. "This is a purely fictional and humorous paper, and in no way Is it meant to be 
competition for the college's Stampede, which is clearly outlined in the objectives and 
goals that we submitted to SGA to be come an official student organization," said 
Hampton, who is also a reporter for The Stampede. 

-Photo by Jason Harvitle 

( 'olendor Editor 

The formerly anonymous tabloid 
known as The Milligan College 
Weekly became an.official student 
organization of Milligan College 
March 6, 

"It began as an effort 
between John Hampton 
and myself," said Jason 
Reed. "We just think like 
that. ..we'd be making up 
those stories even if we 
didn't print them." 

In addition to Recti, ;i 
junior computer science ^^^^^^^^^ 
major from Virginia and 
Hampton, a freshman journalism major 
from Illinois, the staff added junior Aaron 
Akins as the webmaster. As an official 
organization, there arc four members, one 
of which still wishes to remain anonymous. 
Bruce Montgomery, professor of communi- 
cations, serves as the faculty advisor for 
The Weekly. 

"It's just to make 
people laugh, not to 
get any kind of 
recognition. " 

-John Hampton, 

will be able to have a connection with the 
school, not a separate entity. 

Originally anonymous, Hampton and 
Reed say "it's just to make people laugh, 
not to get any kind of recognition. We just 
like to write funny stories," Each issue fea- 
tures a disclaim*! it ij "not mi an) to be fac- 
tual. Any facts or actual quote-, are purely 
Each week the group 
spends SI 2- 13 for 100- 
1 50 copies. One thing The 
Weekly staff hoped io 
gain by becoming an offi- 
cial organization 
funding for copies or use 
of a laser copier on cam- 
ptl Before The Weekly 
gained official status, the funding came 
from the pockets of the writers with the 
exception of one student's donation by 
Tony "Llama" Stanton. 

"The Weekly" staff aims to produce an 
issue for each Thursday chapel day. Issues 
d can usually be found outside the cafeteria 
and in other various places around campus. 

Hampton said they were told that as an There arc also plans in the works for an 
official student organization, The Weekly online version. 

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On April 3, 1975, President Gerald Ford 
announced that a reluctant South Vietnamese 
agreement had been reached and that a mission 
called Operation Babylift would take place, fly- 
ing an estimated 70,000 orphans from Vietnam. 

A special foreign aid children's fund provided $2 mil- 
lion for this project, and 30 planes were scheduled to evac- 
uate babies and children from the crumbling country. 

The number of Vietnamese children adopted in the 
United States and other places rose incredibly with the 
beginning of Operation Babylift. Even though the mission 
was controversial, the children received were welcomed 
upon arrival. When Americans received word about chil- 
dren available for adoption, a great outpouring of prospec- 
tive parents applied. 

One such child was 
Tran Taun Mai, known to 
the Milligan community 
as Eric Duane 

Blackburn. Blackburn 
transferred in this semes- 
ter from California and 
will soon become a psy- 
chology major. 
. Blackburn was born on 
the Me Kong Delta of 
Vietnam on January 31, 
J 975 and was airlifted 
approximately 3-4 

months later. The only 
information on his 

Vietnamese birth certificate is his name and his birthday. 
He knows nothing about his biological parents. 

Back in 1975, Edward and Claire Blackburn of the 
United States investigated the possibility of adoption. They 
saw pictures of the children available and choose the child 
they would raise as their own. 

From the beginning, Blackburn's parents were very 
open with their children. "They never withheld anything," 
said Blackburn. 

However, he feels as though he and his sister have been 
totally Americanized. 

"I think it's really hard to grasp die Vietnam War unless 
you were there," he said. "I was really too young to under- 

Adopted children often feel the need to discover their 
birth parents and their own personal and biological histo- 
ries. The older the child at the time of adoption, the greater 
the need. 

"Finding my real parents would be pretty much impos- 
sible... plus I would have no idea where to start," said 
Blackburn. "I view my [adopted] parents as my real par- 
ents; they have raised me from a baby." 

After high school. Blackburn attended a local commu- 
nity college but never completed a degree. He took many 
odd jobs, including working on a fishing boat as a contrac- 
tor, at a bank, a recording studio and then with a film com- 

Unsure of what he wanted to do, he called his good 
friend Marc Marshall, student and resident director of 
Webb Hall. Marshall suggested he go back to school. 

"it was a real leap of faith to get here." said Blackburn, 
"but I am happy about the possibilities." 

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The Stampede 

Thursday, March 28, 2002 

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Dear Editor, 

Back in January, the Phi Alpha Theta his- 
tory honor society displayed a poster in 
conjunction with Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Day, and all that Dr. King did striving to 
"let freedom ring." This poster hung on a 
bulletin board in the Sutton lobby. Its pur- 
pose was for students to write down their 
dreams on the poster in connection to 
King's 1 Have a Dream speech addressing a 
society where peace and equality would 
rule among minds and hearts. The poster 
remained in place for a substantial amount 
of time. 

During that period, we are embarrassed 
to report, the poster attracted written racial 
slurs. When Phi Alpha Theta became aware 
of this, we removed the poster immediately. 
Phi Alpha Theta deeply regrets that some- 
thing meant to promote unity and inspira- 
tion was defaced with such ignorance. Even 
more, though , it has opened our eyes to 
understanding that our "Utopia," Milligan, 
isn't beyond such ignorance and blatant 
prejudice. The brash racist comments and 
symbols scribbled on King's poster make it 
obvious that we, as the community of 
Milligan College, have a long journey 
ahead of us . . . especially if we are going to 

claim community. If one person was 
involved in materializing his/her ignorance 
on the poster, or if ten were, there are prob- 
ably more than a handful of people beyond 
that who share the same misguided mind- 

So how do we conquer prejudice at 
Milligan? Ultimately, the question is, how 
do we embrace each other in the same light 
with the same respect, with the same love 
of self? After all, such an act of ignorance 
was done selfishly. If we can love others 
like we love ourselves, then what an amaz- 
ing community we will have here. In all. 
Phi Alpha Theta apologizes to Milligan. 
The beautiful message of Dr. Martin l.uthcr 
King, Jr. was meant to inspire the heart in 
great ways, not to inspire hate and igno- 
rance. In the Tales of Hasitlim, a pupil asks 
the rabbi "how they could tell when the 
night had ended and day had begun." the 
rabbi answers, "It is when you can look on 
the face of any man or woman and see that 
it is your sister or brother. Because if you 
cannot see this, it is still night." Peace, 
brothers and sisters. 

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Dear Editor, 

It wasn't long ago when college internships were viewed by students 
as merely a way of getting out of the classroom and scoring an easy grade. 
Similarly, companies thought no more of internship programs than a way 
of getting help in low skill areas at a bargain rate. As a result, college 
internships were little more than "gophcrships" offering students limited 
opportunity for growth and experience. 

"The unsophisticated internships of yesteryear arc a thing of the pajt. 
Today, internships are serious business for both students and companies," 
Mark Gmach, Director of Career Recruitment for Northwestern Mutual, 

Since 1979, internship participation by college students has increased 
from one in 36 to one in three. Company participation in internship pro- 
grams has increased also, with 60 percent of all employers planning to 
expand their internship programs. 

According to the 1997 "Princeton Review of America's Top 
Internships", there has been an explosion in popularity and perceived 
importance of internships by both students and businesses. In support of 
this, in 1999, reported that 80 percent of college seniors 
reported having had an internship during college, and two-thirds of that 
group reported having two internships. 

In a recent USA Today article, one expert was quoted as saying that an 
internship is the "most bankable credential you can put on a resume." For 
many employers, academic success is just not enough; they seek employ- 
ees who have been tested through internships. 

"Companies like internships because they offer a 'sneak preview' of a 
prospective candidate as he or she handles the complexities presented in a 
'real world' environment," Gmach said. 

The intern benefits by getting an accurate picture of what it takes to do 
a job in his or her field. If the intern performs well, he or she may have 
made that all important contact that can result in permanent employment 
Even if the internship isn't a perfect fit, the intern comes away with insight 
into what it takes to succeed in that particular field. It may even spark new 
interests or offer direction for a different career. 

One area of internship growth is in business sales. Insurance compa- 
nies have successfully expanded their internship programs because as many 
as 30 percent of their interns become successful full-time agents after col- 
lege. For the student, these types of internships offer an opportunity to gain 
real-life experience in sales and benefit from higher pay through commis- 

Not all internships pay as high as sales internships, but over 80 percent 
of companies offering internships do compensate their interns. Students 
who participate in an internship may even qualify for college credits. 

"The more than 1.1 million college graduates entering the work force 
each year are discovering that an internship can be the deciding factor when 
a job is on the line," Gmach said. 

If you are interested in obtaining an internship, contact your school's 
Internship Director for more information, or refer to "America's Top 
Internships". 1998 Edition, by Mark Oldman and Samer Hamadeh. 

For more information, please call Nathan Jenkins at (423) 283.9545 
or go online to 

Nathan Jenkins Financial Representative 
for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network 

Campus Calendar 

Jr./Sr. Banquet 

April 5 @ the Adelphia Centre 

Tickets on sale now in cafeteria 




Thursday, April 11,2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 5 

Graphic by Jason Harville 

Mass e-mails 
sweep Milligan 

"Milligan Smoker " promoti 
"smoking fellowship, " triggers 
chain reaction of mass emails 

John Hamplon 


A recent 

"Dear Students, after 
much thought and 
prayer... I have decided 
to reply to this e-mail 
sent to the entire 

-Josiah Potter, 

flood of mass e-mails on 
Milligan College's campus has 
caused a large stir. 

Milligan's use of the 
Microsoft Outlook and 
Outlook Express programs 
allows students to communi- 
cate via e-mail to one other. In 
the past semester, an influx of 
"mass e-mails," or e-mails 
sent to the entire student body, 
has caused a considerable 
^^^ amount of discussion and 

Normally, the mass e-mail capabilities of 

the programs arc used for such things as lost 
items found or a student in need of a ride. 
However, lately the system has become a 
forum for students to voice opinions and start 

In one e-mail sent to the student body en 
masse from an unnamed source, an unknown 
sender calling him or herself the "Milligan 
Smoker" invited Milligan students to join a 
group of cigar smokers in a late-night cigar 

Other mass e-mails range from political 
suggestions to the decrying of mass e-mails 

"Dear Students, after much thought and 
prayer... I have decided to reply to this e-mail 
sent to the entire school," starts freshman 

Josiah Potter, one of the most vocal students 
responding to the "Milligan Smoker." 

In his e-mail, Potter goes on to call the 
person who sent the e-mail anonymously a 
"coward" for not signing his or her name. 

Tuesday afternoon, Mark Nestcr, informa- 
tion technology support manager, re-released 
the official statement on the use of school 
computers and resources via e-mail. 

Among restrictions set out by the college, 
the policy names, "Using mail or messaging 
services to harass, offend, or intimidate anoth- 
er person, for example, by broadcasting unso- 
licited messages." 

Mike Smith, director of the IT depart- 
ment, could not be reached for further com- 
ment due to extenuating circumstances. 

Marc Marshall leaves Webb 

John Hampton 


Webb Hall resident director Marc Marshall and 
his wife, Ariana, will leave the dormitory with new 
management on August 1. 

Marshall said he was leaving "because it's my 
senior year and because of the career I'm going into." 

Marc informed Director of Student Life Julie 
Ray of his the decision on Monday, March 18. 

"We prayed about it during break and there was 
just this sense of peace," said Marshall. 

He will be pursuing a career in federal agencies. 
He said he wants to take next year to focus on his up- 
coming job due to the large amounts of testing 
required. Marshall said he would like to also take 
care of his family and between family and career, he 
would not be able take care of the dorm in the man- 
ner he would like to. 

"It was a real tough decision for my wife and I.," 
said Marshall. "We prayed about it for a month and a 
half. We weighed the pros and the cons... I'm really 
going to miss the pros." 

Milligan College administration is undergoing a 
search for a new resident director. Ray advertised the 
opening at Emmanuel School of Religion. 

Whoever fills Marshall's spot, will find a 
groundwork already laid. 

"I think I've laid down a pretty good foundation 
for him," said Marshall about his replacement. "I 
have tons of folders and files and brochures for him. 
I hope to be able to pass on what I got this year to 
him. When I came in, there was nothing here except 
that I had 6 RA's." 

During his year-long stay as resident director, 
Marshall invested the funds Webb is allocated annu- 
ally, nearly $900. He refurbished the gaming room, 
bought new vacuum cleaners and gave room inspec- 
tion awards using the money. 

Marshall also helped found the Webb Dorm 
Council. This council of volunteers makes decisions 
for the entire dorm. The RD worked this year to fos- 
ter community in Webb. 

"We've made little steps, not giant steps, but a 
lot of little steps," said Marshall. "We have commu- 
nities throughout Webb, like third floor or second, 
and I'd really like to see a unified dorm, but I'm glad 
of what's gone on so far." 

Marshall wishes to thank the men of Webb for a 
great year and extend special gratitude to the RA's. 

"I've appreciated all the support when it was 
rough," said Marshall. "I've enjoyed the time I've 
had to share my Christian life with the men of Webb. 
Even though I'm leaving, I'll still be involved. I look 
forward to relationship building and friendships." 

Marc and Anana Marshall current resident directors 
will resign the position after this semester. Marshall 
Webb Dorm Council which helped to unify the dorm. 
Photo by Jason Harville. 

of Webb Hall 
helped found 

The Stampede 

Thursday, April ! 1 , 2002 


Page 2 

Administration examines 
options, consequences of 
dorm cable television 

Alison Waters 

Calendar Editor 

During the recent SGA elections, stu- 
dents were made aware of the pos- 
sibility of having cable television 
available in the dorms. 

According to Julie Ray, director of stu- 
dent life, the administration has been slow- 
ly investigating the possibility of a new 
phone service that would include options 
such as voicemail. If this becomes a reality, 
there is also the consideration of including 
cable TV to the dorms. 

Colleges around the country offer 
cable for students in the dorms, Ray said. 

"Are those colleges the kind of col- 
leges we are trying to emulate?" said Ray. 
"We're trying really hard for community 
here... that would be just one more thing to 
keep people in their rooms, and I'm con- 
cerned about that." 

Some students are concerned about the 
academic affects of cable in the dorm. 

"What I'd say is, put cable TV into 
Webb, and you'll see the GPAs of students 
- especially guys - drop right through the 
floor," said junior Aaron Akins, a member 
of the Webb Hall dorm council. 

Christy Lewis, junior resident assistant 
in Hart Hall, does not consider it a threat to 
academic life. 

"I think, theoretically, that grades 
could plummet, but no more than a beauti- 
ful spring day decreases class attendance," 
said Lewis. 

Mark Fox, vice president of student 
development, said some people don'l seem 
to care either way but there is definitely 
more interest from male students. 

Rachel Ledbetter, a sophomore mem- 
ber of the Hart Hall dorm council, says that 
personally she could see the money going 
toward something more useful. 

"There's no way that I would want it, 
because I'm not big on TV watching," said 
Ledbetter. "I'm not going to quit coming to 
school because of it, but I'd rather not 
spend the extra money." 

As for paying for the cable, Fox says 
there would obviously be some charge. 
"We're currently evaluating all the social 
and academic issues" Fox said. "There is a 
whole cluster of issues [to consider], "Right 
now we're evaluating, determining the 
expense, and trying to determine if there are 
other uses that can be utilized." 

In MSA, the A-Frame, and the upper- 
classmen dorms, cable is already an option. 
Getting into these residences, however, is a 
privilege and reward for good grades. 

"If you have the incentive to get out of 
Webb [by bringing up your grades] then 
you get the option, sort of as a perk," said 
Dave Gibbons, president of Webb's dorm 

Over thirty aspirin 

l*aige Wasscl 


On April 3, 34 aspiring young actors 
and actresses gathered in Wilson 
Auditorium to audition for the \<r" 
Annual One Act Festival. 

After filling out audition forms, these 
students were split into groups of three or 
four and were sent to Derthick Hall where 
each group had a chance to uudition for the 
eight one-act plays and one short film. 

"I think it went really smoothly," Suzy 
Bomgardncr said. "I was kind of nervous 
because it's my first time being a director." 

After much discussion, the directors 
posted the cast lists by 4 p.m. on Thursday, 
April 4. All 34 students received a part. 

"There arc a lot of good people out 
there and' making choices between people 
that are all so good is a hard task," Michele 
Diet/, said. 

In this year's festival, David Ives' 
"Variations on the Death of Trotsky," 
"Words, Words, Words" and "The 
Philadelphia," will be directed by Chcsa 
Gonzales, Suzy Bomgardncr and Hannah Carson, respec- 
tively. Adam Meyers will direct, "I Wandered Lonely," 
Michele Dietz will direct "Death of a Legend," Christan 
McKay will direct "Ferris Wheel," Anna Johnson will 

Senior, Adam Meyers (standing) gives stage directions to junior Knsten Kerkvbat 
(middle) and sophomore Eric Blackburn (front Meyers will be directing his first one 
act for Milligan 

-Photo by Joaon Hervtllo 
direct "Love and Peace, Mary Jo" and Jenny Trivctt will 
direct "Cameras." Warren McCrickard will direct the short 
film "That's Mc in the Comer." 

This year's festival will be presented on April 29, 30 
and May 1 and 3. 

Registration process changes to eliminate frustrations 

Courtney Siber 


The headaches, the wild frenzy of 
fighting for popular classes and cut- 
ting into closed classes are all part of 
the Milligan College registration process. 

Students can be seen running from die 
Faculty Office Building to Derthick, back 
to the FOB and then back to Derthick again, 
with a quick stop to the Business Office, all 
the while shuffling through registration 
papers and leafing through 
the college catalog. 

"I dreaded registering 
for Humanities and Bible 
classes my freshman and 
sophomore years," said 
Phillip Brock, a junior 
echoing the shared senti- 
ment of upperclassmen. 
"It would have been nice 
if there were a simpler hjothtohwbhk 
way to do it." 

The Registrar's office took the stu- 
dent's frustration into consideration and 
implemented a new method of registration 
for this Spring's pre-registration which 
started April 4. 

"The goal is to have the student 
assured on the spot that they have the class 
they registered for," said Sue Skidmore, 

The idea started with Stacy Tramel, 
associate registrar. She thought it would be 
easier for everyone if, when a student hands 
in a registration card, the Registrar worker 

"The goal is to have 
the student assured 
on the spot that 
they have the class 
they registered for " 
-Sue Skidmore, 

would enter it directly into the computer so 
that everyone will know immediately if 
there is a full class or a time conflict and so 

"We had some problems with the old 
way with the notebooks, and with heavy 
traffic and we had to make a lot of calls for 
full classes," said Tramel. "So I thought 
that this way would be easier for everyone." 
The new process requires the stu- 
dent to wait a few minutes longer for the 
Registrar worker to put 
the scheduling informa- 
tion into the computer 
program directly, but it 
benefits everyone because 
it allows the schedule to 
come up automatically. It 
quickly computes whether 
classes full, any time con- 
flicts and any other minor 
details in scheduling. 
The old process was quick for the 
student to turn in the registration card but 
very tedious for the registrar worker and 
left the student still wondering if they got 
into the popular classes. 

"With the new system, the students can 
see the schedule on the computer and they 
are accountable for their scheduling prob- 
lems and we can quickly change it," said 
Misty Fry, a student worker. 

"We are a little concerned with the 
computers acting up, but so far there hasn't 
been a problem," said Tramel. 

-continued on page 4 


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Thursday, April II, 2002 


Page 3 

Newly elected SGA President, Vice 
President learn from past Milligan leaders 

isry Fry 

Senior Writer 

SGA Vice President Jason Harville said 
he has learned from past SGA presidents 
- he wants to walk the middle line in 
leading student government, being neither too 
somber nor too lax. 

"SGA needs reevaluating of how we're 
doing things too loosely," Harville said. "From 
the attendance of members of SGA to the 
responsibilities that they had and have, basi- 
cally we want to get SGA members more 

Though President Tony Jones declined to 
comment on how his leadership would be dis- 
tinct from the past president's, he says his goal 
is to hear the students and work with the prob- 
lems and issues they raise. 

"I'm going to make sure I'm where the 
students are to hear things that they are talking 
about," Jones said. "It's important for fellow 
students to voice what they think." 

However, Jones realizes that often stu- 
dents do not voice what they think to SGA. He 
said he realizes that many students are apa- 

Lafy Buffs battle for top position 

Lesley Jenkins 


The Lady Buffs softball team is heading toward the end of the season 
with power and determination to win first place in the conference tour- 
Sunday, the Buffs and UVA-Wise handed each other a win when they 
split the doubleheader. The Lady Buffs played hard and lost the first game in 
extra innings with a score of 3-2. They won the second game 2-1. 

The Lady Buffs traveled to Brevard College in NC on Monday. Milligan 
won the first game 7-2. Brandy Waddle chalked another win on her pitching 
career for Milligan. Ashley Fine pitched for the buffs in the second game. 
They lady buffs went on to win that game 8-3. 

After these latest games the buffs are 12-3 in the Conference and 13-9 
overall. Milligan would be in first place in the conference, but due to the low 
number of conference games that UVA-Wise and Montreal College have 
played, the buffs are lower in the ranking. 

Junior Rebecca Dawson said, "Nobody's played the same amount of 
games, so anyone could still win the conference. But 1 think we have a great 
shot at winning the conference title." 

thetic toward the role of student govern- 
ment on campus. 

"I don't think any student knows what 
they want out of SGA, it will never be 
enough, or be the right Uiings," Jones said. 
"The goal is at the end of the year to look 
back and know we did the best we could do, 
whether people recognize that or not." 

Despite the fact he observes this atti- 
tude, Jones still approaches his presidency 
as a position in which he can actively seek 
out student voices. 

He sees his new role as a way to be the 
mediator between the students and other 
leaders on campus, and he wants to use his 
position to bridge the communication gap. 

"[SGA is] a centralized group students 
can go to to get things accomplished," 
Jones said. "Because of our positions, we 
have contacts the average student might not 

Similarly, Harville wants SGA meet- 
ings to be a place where students struggle 
over solutions to campus problems. 

"I want SGA to be more than an organ- 

ization that says you can have $200 or you 
can't," he said. "I also want to give students 
time lo talk over ihcir problems, even if thlfl 
involves a few weeks." 

In addition, Jones and Harville plan to 
continue the Make a Difference Award and 
give more money to L.I.N.C. and oilier vol- 
unteer programs. "I "hey want 
to make the class presidents 
more involved by them plan 
service activities off of 
Milligan's campus. 

They also want to fos- 
ter spiritual growth by 
including a spiritual ele- ■ ■ — ■■»■ 
ment to all aspects of cam- 
pus life. Jones and Harville suggest adding 
a spiritual clement to dorm meetings and 
having the resident assistants put Bible 
verses on their doors. 

Though Jones and Harville plan lo con- 
tinue to build upon the foundation laid by 
the last cabinet, Harville said he also wants 
lo improve on previous mistakes. 

continued on page 4 

"I want SGA to be more than 

an organiation that says you 

can have $200 or you cant." 

-Jason Harville, 

SGA Vice President 


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Baseball team 
beats UVA 

Freshman. Dustin Price slides 
in safe to second base in last 
weekends game against UVA 
Wise. The mens baseball team 
won their doubleheader against 
Wise 5-0 and 3-2 The team will 
play again today at home 
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Students to present academic 
papers at Blue Ridge Convention 

Jennifer Soucle 

Weh Administrator 

Milligan students will present 
academic papers at the ninth 
annual Blue Ridge 

Convention on April 12. 
Several hundred students nominated hy 
faculty members for outstanding work are 
invited to the conven- 
tion to read their 
papers in a group set- 

"I'm presenting 
because it is a low- 
stress opportunity to 
present a paper," 
Gina Holtman, a sen- 
ior history and com- 
munications major, 
said. "I can put the 
experience on my 
grad school applica- ^^^^^^^^^^" 

Craig Farmer directed the conference 
several years ago. 

"It's a potential launching pad for stu- 
dents who may be interested in graduate 
school... to beef up their resume and it 

shows them the world of academics at a 
level they don't normally see," he .said. 

Papers cover the natural, behavioral 
and social sciences and humanities, fine 
arts and education, fiaeh student will 
receive a bound program that includes each 
abstract as proof of their presentation. 

"It's something I've never done 
before. ..[1 will] 
help promote 

myself for medical 
school," Adam 
Samaratoni, junior 
biology major. 

from King College, 
many schools in the 
Appalachian region 
are now involved in 
this loosely-organ- 
^^^^^^^^^^^™ ized conference. 
Milligan will probably host the conference 
in 2003 and 2004, said Theodore Thomas, 
who is helping with this year's conference. 
He said the conference evolves each year 
and continues because of its benefits for 

"It's a political launching 
pad for students who may 
be interested in graduate 
school... to beef up their 
resume and it shows them 
the world of academics at a 
level they don't nomraliy 

-Craig Farmer 

Newly elected continued 

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individual -almost to the extreme o) I firmer SO A 

President Nevan Hooker) has gone I HO degree in the oppo- 
ite direction," he said. "[President iony JonesJ and I want 
to be not completely strict, but not so free we can't put our 
foot down." 

Registration process continued 

The computer software, which the Registrar's Office bought and 
installed in 1998, cost the school over a half million dollars. They imple- 
mented the system, which is called PowerCAMPUS, in the summer of 

Skidmore and other faculty were introduced to the computer system 
when they visited other colleges and universities. 

"We found them to work well in these other schools so decided to use 
them ourselves," said Skidmore. 

The Registrar's main reason in implementing this new procedure is to 
make the process of registering easier for the student. 
The ultimate goal for the future is to have registration take place online 
through a website link. 

"We would like to improve and eventually go online but we have to 
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Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 6 

Film, digital media emphases 
added as communications option 

Paige Wassd 


The communications major at Milligan 
College is expanding its options for stu- 
dents with new film studies and digital 
media studies emphases. 

The Film Emphasis 

The film studies emphasis 
becomes an option to com- 
munications students in Fall 
2002, Assistant Professor of 
Communications Ken Suit 
said. It was approved Spring 

Within this emphasis, sev- 
eral new courses have been 
added including Film and 
Television Aesthetics, 

Documentary Film History, 
Animated Film History, 
Film and Television 
Criticism, Cinematography 
and a Senior Film 
Workshop, Suit said. 

"We are trying to prepare 
film students to work within 
the film industry, either in 
New York or Los Angeles," 
Suit said. "Alternatively, stu- 
dents could pursue a career 
in independent film produc- 
tion or film education." 

Sophomore Warren 

McCrickard said, "I hope 
that graduating with a film 
studies emphasis and a 
broadcasting emphasis that I 
can be successful and have 
an abundant amount of 
knowledge that will help me 
get a great job in Hollywood." 
Creating a Foundation 

Suit said that students would need a 
higher degree to pursue the last two 
options, but the courses offered here would 
provide a "good foundation" for graduate 
school. He said the curriculum provides 
well-rounded basis of film study in history 
theory and production. 

"This is very rare at an undergraduate 
institution like Milligan," Suit said. "Many, 
if not most, larger universities do not even 
offer the breadth of film courses we do." 

Milligan hopes to expand the film pro- 

gram later to include the production of 
short films in fiction, documentary and 
animation genres to enter in student 
film festivals, Suit said. He said this 
would help give the students practical 

Senior, Paul Hobbs edits video project for Carrie Steffey's video class Hobbs 
is currently pursueing a career in television or film production 

-Photo by Jason Harvtlle 

experience and improve the communi- 
cations and fine arts programs at 

"Our goal in doing this is to place stu- 
dents within the industry or within aca- 
demia, so that a Christian perspective is 
better communicated through cinema," 
Suit said. 

The Digital Emphasis 

Assistant Professor of 

Communications Carrie Steffey said the 
digital media studies emphasis was 
approved during the April 8 Academic 
Committee meeting and will be avail- 

able to communications students next 
semester, Fall 2002. 

With the addition of this emphasis, 
the classes Multimedia Production I: 
History, Theory and Management and 
Multimedia Production 
II: Design and 
Production have been 
added and will be 
taught by Steffey. 

She said other 
courses have been 
restructured for broad- 
cast and film studies 
students as well. 
Need to Remodel 

Steffey said the 
department has plans to 
"reconfigure" the 

upstairs of the Paxson 
Building to make room 
for a multimedia lab 
that would have some 
"high end PC worksta- 
tions" and a few 
Macintosh systems. 

"The need to begin 
an emphasis like this 
has been something that 
I have been thinking 
about for some time," 
Steffey said. "After 
much research and the 
completion of my doc- 
torial degree, I have 
now made the time to 
pursue and recommend 
such an emphasis." 

The need for a digi- 
tal emphasis was partially motivated 
by the Federal Communications 
Commission's mandate that all pro- 
gramming in broadcasting be digital 
by 2006, Professor of Theater Richard 
Major said. 

"Milligan, in order to keep up with 
the demands of the marketplace, must 
either respond or cease to offer this 
emphasis/track of study," Major said. 

Major said that the integration of 
this emphasis into Milligan's curricu- 
lum would take place "over a series of 
budget years." 

Arts provide 
end of year 

Paige W'as\cl 


In the next few weeks, the fine arts 
calendar is full of activities for stu- 
dents to attend. Here's a preview of 
the schedule: 

April 21-27: Fine Arts Show: Senior 
Sarah Small's photography exhibit, 
"Sunshine and Daydreams" is on dis- 
play in Ground Zero. 

April 27-28: Milligan's Concert 
Choir performs with the Kingsport 
Symphony Orchestra. On Saturday, 
April 27, they perform at 8:15 p.m. in 
the Eastman Auditorium in Kingsport. 
On Sunday, April 28, they perform at 2 
p.m. at the Paramount Center for the 
Arts in Bristol. 

Monday, April 29: Jazz Band 
Ensemble performs a free concert at 
7:30 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. 

"This is the first year of existence for 
this group and I'm very proud of their 
progress," Associate Professor of Music 
Rick Simerly said in his e-mail adver- 
tising the event. "I think all would enjoy 
the concert so please come out and sup- 
port the group by your attendance." 

April 29-30, and May 1.3: The 16th 
Annual Festival of One Acts and Short 
Films is held in SUB 7. 

"I think that it's going to be a great 
event," sophomore Warren McCrickard 
said. "I think that students should come 
out and support it because there are 
going to be a lot of students in it, and it 
should make for a gTeat couple of 

April 29-May 9: Juried Student Art 
Exhibit. This exhibit in ground zero will 
feature selected works from art and 
photography students to be judged by 
Lesia Payne Brooks, an entertainment 
writer for the Johnson City Press. Cash 
awards will be selected by the exhibit's 

Tuesday, April 30: Milligan Singers, 
Handbell Choir, Flute Ensemble and a 
Keyboard Ensemble present a concert at 
7:30 p.m. in Seeger Chapel. 

Friday, May 3: Sheri Wilcox per- 
forms her senior voice recital at 7:30 
p.m. in Seeger Chapel. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2002 


Page 2 

Photo Essay: Wonderful Wednesday 

Top left: Senior Tom Wiles acts fiercely during the student-faculty Softball game. The faculty won the game Top middle: 
President J^anes, sophomores Emily Fetter, and Julie Black, and Isaac Nidiffer watch the lawn games. Top right: Senior 
Kevin Bobrow is lassoed during the rope and round-up game. Bottom left: Junior Kirk Pliske grabs some popcorn at the 
drive-in movie. Bottom middle: Freshmen Rachael Bloch and Alisa Ferlicca enjoy inflatable games. Bottom right: Senior 
Bethany Haynes gets drenched from the firehose at the slide event. Photos by Jason Harville 

Physical plant gears up for summer renovations 

John R. Hampton 


Big plans are in the works for 
Milligan this summer and the phys- 
ical plant staff is in the process of 
preparing themselves for quite a load of 
reconstruction and cosmetic work. 

Leonard Beattie heads up a small staff 
dedicated to keeping Milligan College's 
campus beautiful. The men and women 
oversee transportation, maintenance, large 
packages and cosmetic renovations around 
the school. 

"Wc have a small staff, but they work 
hard and they're good at what they do," said 

The physical plant has great plans in the 
works for this coming summer. Pavement 
repairs will be widespread including the 
parking lot between Lacy Fieldhouse and 
Sutton Hall. 

The Taylor House, located toward the 
back of the campus, will finally be com- 
pleted as well as a new paved parking lot 
for the building. The Taylor house will be 
used for fundraising purposes. 

"There's a lot of renovations going on 
down there," said Beattie. 

Other construction projects planned for 
the summer include the completion of the 
Hart Hall heating and air conditioning sys- 

Along with the environmental controls, 
the crew will be finishing the suspended 
ceiling, adding a new fire alarm system and 
installing additional lighting. 

"The halls will definitely be better lit 
than they are now," said Beattie. "We're 
also putting in new non-battery powered 
fire alarms. They'll be all hooked together 
like the other dorms." 

The Hart Hall project started five months 
ago and Beattie said he hopes to have the 
news systems in use by the second week in 

Despite all of the special projects like 
Hart Hall, Beattie doesn't expect the sum- 
mer to be out of the ordinary The normal 
renovations will also be carried through, 
including 25 to 30 room paintings across 
campus, regular shower maintenance and 
work being done on the halls' ceilings to 
prevent mildew. 

Over the summer, many offices will be 
moved around, including the Jones comput- 
er lab and The Stampede office. The physi- 

cal plant employees will be helping with 
those moves. 

Groups coming on campus during the 
summer months are not expected to hinder 
the work Beattie and his crew has planned. 

"I believe we're going to have a normal 
summer," said Leonard. "We're a bit heav- 
ier on the summer groups coming in. The 
CIY and Bible Bowl groups are larger and 
we also have another Methodist group com- 
ing in too." 

Along with normal renovations to MSA 
housing such as painting, appliances and 
hot water heater repair, Beattie will tackle 
the water retention issue on Sutton hill by 
Kegley Hall. A retention wall is on the 
agenda for this summer. 

A few other buildings on campus will 
also receive attention. Plans for the painting 
of part of Webb Hall, the McMahan Student 
Center and Paxson are also being consid- 

Beattie is very matter of fact about these 
renovations being important to keeping 
Milligan College running. 

"Outside of cosmetic stuff, its basically 
fix it or don't.. .it's pretty cut and dry," he 


Serving the Milligan community 
since 1926 

Editorial Board 


Christan McKay 
Senior Writer 

Misty Fry 
Photography Editor 

Jason Harville 
Business Manager 

Natalya Seals 
Production Editors 

Jacqic Parterson 

Melissa McGovem 
Calendar Editor 

Alison Waters 
Web Administrator 

Jennifer Soucie 

Prof. Jim Dahlman 

Newsroom: (423) 461-8995 

Email: stampede 'am 

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to offer a forum to the Milligan 
College community. Opinions 
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or Milligan College. 

The Stampede 

Montreat busies 
Buffs, sweeps 
double header 

Thursday, April 25, 2002 



Alison Walcrs 

Calendar Editor 

The Milligar. College Baseball team was 
busy this past weekend with three 
games against Montreal College on 
April 19 and 20. 

On Saturday afternoon, the teams played a 
double header. Montreal won both games. 

Junior Matt Simmons pitched for Milligan 
in the first game, which Milligan lost 3-2 in 9 
innings. Hitting 1 for 3 in this game, junior 
Scott Shealy was Milligan's leading hitter, 

Montreat won the second game as well, 
with freshman Chris Gambill as the pitcher 
for Milligan, and Ben Whittemore leading the 
team in hitting 1 for 3. Montreat won the sec- 
ond game 6-2. 

On Sunday, Milligan played Montreat 
again. Milligan's winning pitcher was junior 
Brad Zachritz, who threw a complete game 
with only one walk and seven strikeouts. 
Freshman Jacob McAllister hit 2 for 4, Ben 
Whittemore had 2 RBIs and David Hilton 
went 2 for 3 with a homerun and three RBIs. 

Milligan's conference record is currently 
11-7, which puts them in third place. The 
team's overall record is 23-24. 



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Softball team beats 
elements, UVA-Wise 

Courtney Slner __^_ 


Milligan's Women Softball team split two games 
with UVA-Wise on April 18 in a conference 
match. Milligan won the first game 4-1 and 
the second game 5-1. 

Their first attempt was succcv.ful a-, they scored a run in 
each of the first lour innings. 

"We were really pumped up for this game because UVA- 
Wise only has one loss in the conference and that's to us, so 
we really needed to beat them at least once more." junior 
catcher Rebecca Dawson said. 

Freshman pitcher Urandy Waddle had a triple hitter in the 
first game and a double and a triple in the second game. 
Freshman inlielder Brooke Davis had two doubles. Junior 
infielder Andrea Henriott and senior outfielder Lori 
Baimbridge had key hits in the first game. 

"We played with lots of heart in the first game," .aid 
Haimbridgc. Unfortunately they couldn't carry the it.' 
over to the second game. 

"The energy level in the second game was very low," 
Head Coach Wes Holly said. "The girls hit poorly and had 
a couple mental errors but didn't play bad." UVA-Wise 
scored early in the game and hit a few runs. 

The Lady Buffaloes played them at their home on April 
7, winning 2-1 and losing 2-3. They arc now tied for first 
place in the AAC conference. 

Holly said this is the most talented team he has had in a 
while; the team's batting average is 322. He said they are a 
young team but very talented and his expectations are high. 

"I think one of the good things about this team is if wc 
don't score in the first few innings, we don't give up," said 

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Milligan student stars in local soap opera 

-Photo by Jason Harvilte 

Christan McKay 

Editor-in - Ch ief 

Last night I had my 15 minutes of 
fame. Okay, so it wasn't a very big 15 
minutes, but nevertheless I starred in a 
soap opera, "Franklin Plaee" at East 
Tennessee State University. 

ETSU's advanced film and T.V. pro- 
duction class, taught by Pat Cronin and 
Tom Headley, produced the soap. 

Students served as writers, camera 
operators, directors, boom mike opera- 
tors, aclorsand makeup designers. 

Auditions were open to students not 
in the class, so I went for it. When I 
went into the audition I read the brief 
character summaries for each character 
and then decided which one I wanted to 
audition for. Auditions were taped and 
then voted on by a panel of students. 

I was immediately drawn to character 
Jenny Walker. Jenny was one of the 
only 'good girls' in the soap and one of 
the main characters. Jenny is an aspiring 
journalism student, trying to overcome 
her humble existence by exposing the 
vices on their college campus. 

When I got the call a few weeks later 
saying I had been cast as Jenny, I was 
ecstatic. I went to the audition on a 
whim and didn't think I would be cast. 

I have done several plays on stage, 
but none of those could have prepared 
me for my first day of shooting. The 

soap was shot similar to an independent 
film because we had no permanent set, 
but instead shot on location. 

I discovered that film is a hurry up 
and wait game. There arc so many peo- 
ple and so many things to worry about 
before one take is made. For most 
scenes, three cameras took a variety of 
camera angles and a combination of 
cover shots, medium shots, close ups 
and extreme close ups. A lighting 
designer helped eliminate distracting 
background shadows, and a sound oper- 
ator checked levels and held the boom 
microphone. At least one writer was 
always on hand to check continuity and 
answer questions about the script. 

Most of the time we tried to get a 
scene in around three to five takes, but 
one scene took 17 takes and several 
hours to get right. 

There are also the shots that are com- 
prised just of facial expressions. It was 
all I could do to keep a straight face 

when they told mc to look into the cam- 
era and give a really dirty look while 
they took an extreme close up. 

Each scene was also shot by location, 
not in order chronologically. Because of 
this, you have to capture the emotion of 
the moment without the buildup that is 
given in a play. Consequently, during 
one shoot I changed my outfit eight 
times for the different locations. 

It's kind of a neat feeling to have an 
entire group of people trying lo make 
you look good on camera. It's also 
extremely weird to sec your face close 
up on a huge screen. I can say that this 
is an experience that I will never forget. 

'Franklin Place' premiered Wed., 
April 24 in Brown Hall auditorium on 
ETSU campus. The six episodes will 
then be broadcast over ETSU's televi- 
sion station next semester. One addi- 
tional season has already been written 
and will be shot next semester. A third 
is in the works. 

Letter Editor 

to the 

I was excited to hear Milligan's new motto when 
it was introduced last year: "Changing Lives, Shaping 
Culture." These are excellent words tor our college to 
live by. However, while serving as SGA President the 
past two years, I found these words don't match up 
with the way it really is. Let me offer a few examples. 

Last year, I prepared a proposal to increase the 
student activity fee. I found it odd that tuition goes up 
about $800 every year, yet the student activity fee 
which funds social affairs, spiritual life, the yearbook, 
newspaper, SUB 7, arts council, concerts on campus, 
new student orientation, and SGA hadn't been raised a 
penny in a least six years. I found out that previous 
SGAs had pushed for such a raise with no luck. 

But when I brought my proposal to the adminis- 
tration in January 2001, I was told it was too late to 
make that kind of change. I had assumed four months 
would be enough time before the board of trustees had 
to vote in April. I guess I thought wrong. Was I really 
just too late? This past school year, without being 
involved in any of the process, I was informed that 
there would be an increase-a whopping $5 a semester. 

My next major disappointment came earlier this 
academic year. The college was courting Jack Londen 
as a potential donor to Milligan. After hearing many 
students, faculty, and staff voice concents about his 
visit, I decided to write a letter to the editor of the 
Stampede, something that is encouraged in Roaring 
Lambs, the core book for our communications pro- 
gram here. I simply stated the truth about the situation 
and my opinion about the direction Milligan should be 
taking. After the paper came out I had to spend my day 
in meetings and having run-ins with leaders at 
Milligan who were obviously upset about me voicing 
my opinion. I was given arguments like these: "You 

shouldn't write letters like that because you're the SGA 
President"; "If you think what you wrote was the truth 
then you need to have a chat with Phil Kenneson"; 
"What about Bill Paxson, he gives money to die com- 
munications area"; "I think it was inappropriate and 
was the wrong avenue to take." I think they were upset 
because letters like that disturb the flow of the college. 
Since when was the school newspaper supposed to be 
a PR piece? Isn't that what the Milligan Magazine is 
for? Why are leaders of the campus so opposed to con- 
structive criticism? At the same time, I received many 
kudos from people who applauded me for writing what 
I wrote. I still have people compliment me for doing 
that eventhough it was hard, because it needed to be 

Next came the board meeting in the fall. For 
years SGAs have tried to do away with the no dancing 
policy on campus with no luck. The common thought 
was that donors to Milligan were a bunch of crusty old 
folks who would have heart attacks if they found out 
someone (heaven forbid!) was dancing on campus. I 
was assured by a staff member that this wasn't the 
case. The issue was brought up at the meeting, sur- 
prisingly by two older people who agreed with stu- 
dents. After all, we have a pom squad that dances at 
basketball games, we have a swing club on campus, 
among other things. Julie Ray also brought up the 
point that by having a dance on campus, we could 
avoid die high cost of renting a location off campus, so 
more money could be used to make dances and events 
bigger. Also, it seemed like a really pharisaical rule to 
me. Somehow, eventhough it seemed everyone 
thought the rule was rather absurd, our discussion 
remained just that, a discussion. To my knowledge no 
changes have been made. 

Most recently in March, after hearing some peo- 
ple express interest in having a senior speak at gradu- 
ation, I was surprised that we weren't already doing 
that. I thought this was a good idea to start. Because 

of the fact that all the seniors and their families have 
invested so much in Milligan and made many sacri- 
fices to come to Milligan, and since it is supposed to 
be the students' big day, I thought the college would 
warmly greet the idea of having our class valedictori- 
an or other representative speak. However, when 1 
brought this request to administration I was told, "You 
should have come to us earlier." 

Was I experiencing a pattern here? Was this the 
same Milligan that boasted of changing lives and shap- 
ing culture? What I have experienced is a microman- 
agement type environment resistant of change, closed 
to new ideas, and where the words "No," "It's too late," 
"Let's form a committee about that," "Maybe next 
year'," and "You need to go through the proper chan- 
nels" flow like honey. When I heard Milligan is 
"where Jesus Christ Is Exalted and Excellence is the 
Standard," I took it to heart and did my best to exem- 
plify this statement in SGA. I found this surprisingly 
hard at a Christian college. Maybe I've got it all wrong. 
Maybe changing lives and shaping culture means just 
getting in line and keeping your mouth shut Maybe it 
means not getting involved. Maybe it means hurrying 
up, graduating quietly with a 3.0 and getting a job. 

I would like to challenge leaders at Milligan to 
reexamine what this idea of changing lives and shap- 
ing culture really means. It should be more than nice 
words to put on brochures and say in speeches. If we 
aren't allowed to truly change lives and shape culture 
while here at Milligan, how can we be expected to do 
it in Hollywood, Washington, New York, or in class- 
rooms, hospitals, offices, and newsrooms? I dream of 
a Milligan where students are encouraged to bring new- 
ideas to the table and where students are supported in 
their quest to engage culture. The only "no" a student 
should hear when proposing new ideas is "No prob- 

Nevan Hooker 
Former SGA President 


Thursday, May 2, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community since 1925 

Volume 66 Number 6 

Former Milligan 
pleads guilty 
to felony 

Story originally printed in the 
Elizahethum Star 

Robert Wayne Larkin, 51, former' 
Postmaster for Milligan College Post 
Office from 1982 until Dec. 13, 2001, 
appeared Monday before District Judge 
Thomas G. Hull in U.S. District Court and 
pled guilty to a one-count felony informa- 
tion charged with misappropriation of 
postal funds. 

Between Jan. 28, 1997, and Dec. 12, 
2001, on about 62 separate occasions, 
Larkin failed to properly account for 
checks received from Milligan College 
and Emmanuel School of Religion, usual- 
ly for permit imprint mailings, which per- 
mitted Larkin to embezzle and unlawfully 
convert about $51,599.80 in funds of the 
United States Postal Service. 

In early October 200 1 , the United States 
Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) 
received information that Larkin might 
have misappropriated funds received from 
Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson 
City. The school had issued a check, dated 
Sept. 21, 2001, in the amount of $1,300 to 
Postmaster, Milligan College, Tenn., "to 
mail the school's publication, 'Envoy.'" 
The articles mailed did not have postage 
stamps affixed, but instead were mailed 
using a "permit imprint." 

Articles sent by this method must bear a 
permit imprint indicia showing that pay- 
ment for the postage was made at the time 
of mailing. On Sept. 24, 2001, Larkin 
deposited the check into a U.S. Postal 
Service bank account, but, on his daily 
financial report, had included the amount 
of the check in the amount of postage 
stamps he had purportedly sold that date. 
This created an overage in Larkin's stamp 
credit. By then converting postal funds to 
his personal use by either removing cash 
or issuing money orders for which pay- 
ment had not been made, he reduced that 

The next mailing of "Envoy" occurred 
on the morning of Dec. 12, 2001, and the 
permit imprint mailing was paid with a 
check in the amount of $1,439.00, 
$1,314.29 of that amount being for the 
permit imprint mailing. 

continued on page 3 

AP photo 

Students participate in non-military 
protest for Colombia in Washington 

Misty Fry & Gina Holtnmn 

Senior Writer & Reporter 

Two Milligan students ventured to Washington D.C. 
on April 21 to take part in a weekend-long non-violent 
protest where demonstrators called for non-military 
action in Colombia. 

Chelsea Peil and Carrie Arblaster joined the march 
in an effort to make Congress aware Uiat they want to 
end U.S. military aid to die Colombian government, 
stop die U.S. funded spraying of herbicides and shut 
down a training school in Ft. Benning, Ga. that trains 
Latin-American soldiers for combat. 

Arblaster, a sociology major, is most concerned 
about the farming communities affected by the herbi- 
cides that are sprayed in order to destroy cocaine. She 
researched the subject and found that for every one 
acre of drugs die herbicides destroy, three acres of 
farm land are demolished - affecting the water, the soil 
and the health of the people in rural areas. 

"I think if most people knew about this, they would- 
n't think it was a good idea," she said. "Why don't we 
pour our money in to something else?" 

U.S. money has been flowing into fighting the drug 
war in Colombia, but a proposal by President George 
W. Bush would expand U.S. aid to Colombia to fight a 
war on terrorism. The protesters object to this new 
legislation that would send U.S. dollars to fight 
Marxist guerillas in the South American country. 

U.S. forces will teach the Colombian military how 
to stop rebel attacks of an oil pipeline owned by 
California-based company Occidental Petroleum. The 
leftists attack the pipeline because they want to fight 

what they consider to be the plunder of their country's 
natural resources. 

"Over one-fourth of the budget is used for defend- 
ing oil pipelines, and we gel a majority of our oil from 
Latin America," said Arblaster. 

"The more you learn, the more you realize how 
encompassing the problems are, and we aren't even 
aware," said Peil. "As Christians, we should be aware 
and say no to this." 

According to the Associated Press, however, the 
Colombian oil comprises only 2 percent of the total 
amount of oil the U.S. uses - not enough oil to make a 
strategic difference. However, the oil is key to the 
Colombian economy, making up a third of total export 
earnings. Colombian officials estimate that the rebels' 
sabotage of the oil industry reduced the country's gross 
domestic product by a half a percent, the Associated 
Press reports. The campaign has been going on since 
1986, resulting in the loss of over 2.5 million barrels 
of crude oil. 

According to the Colombian Mobilization website, 
the weekend of April 19-22 brought in about 3,000 
protesters for rallies, lobbying, teach-ins, and skill 
trainings. On April 21, the march began at 7:30 near 
the Washington Monument and ended at the Sylvan 
Theater on the Washington Monument grounds, where 
the Colombia Mobilization Festival of Hope and 
Resistance was taking place. 

Police on motorcycles and on horseback blocked the 
streets near the Capitol, but the march continued. 
Toward the end of the march, the group was detained 
by police for an hour outside the Upper Senate Park. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, May 2, 2002 


Page 2 

Webb Hall loses old friends 

Some of Webb 's faithful residents plan to 
move into bigger, nicer student housing 

John R. Hampton 


Every spring, new students move into rooms in Webb 
Hall, but those rooms are only empty because anoth- 
er man left. 

Incoming freshmen and transfer students will move into 
such rooms as Webb 315, once occupied by Jason Reed and 
Aaron Akins. Akins and Reed have been in 3 1 5 for three 
semesters and Akins has been on the third floor of Webb for 
five out of his six semesters. 

Akins is moving into the MSA apartments and says he 
loved his experiences in Webb Hall. 

"I love Webb, but most of the people 1 know are moving 
out," said Akins. "So I'm going someplace where 1 know 
more people." 

Reed is moving into Kegley Hall next semester. 

"Webb has been my home for three years," said Reed. 
"Whenever I think about Milligan, I'll think about Webb." 

Webb Dorm Council President David Gibbons is among 
the many moving out. He is also moving into the MSA 
apartments with Aaron Akins, John Lawson and Jason 
Harville, all seniors. 

"For my senior year I thought I'd try a different atmos- 
phere then the white bricks of Webb," said Gibbons. 
"Living in MSA would give me the opportunity to begin 
getting use to living in an apartment after graduation. It's 
getting me more prepared for real life." 

Normally only seniors 
are chosen for the privi- 
leged housing of MSA and 
the male dormitories 
Kegley and Quillcn, but 
sometimes a few juniors are 
allowed to move in too. 

Admission is based upon 
grade point average and 
class level, but if enough 
seniors do not meet the GRA 
requirements, juniors may 
be admitted. 

Incoming freshmen or 
other students will fill room 
number 315 and others like 
it, and students like Aaron 
Akins and David Gibbons 
will leave Webb, but the 
Webb Hall dynamic 
remains. The sense of com- 
munity and camaraderie 
lives on. 

Webb Hall stands as a 
testament to Milligan 
College's spirit Men living 
in Webb develop a fondness 

for the building that lasts far beyond moving out or even 
receiving a diploma. 

As men move in and out of Webb, the building stands to 
welcome a new group of eager students into its halls. 

Junior. Jason Reed packs up boxes to prepare to move out of his 
Webb room for the last time Reed has been in roon 3 1 5 for the past 
three years and now plans to move into Kegly Hall, an uppefdass- 
man dorm, next semester. 

-Photo by Jeson Harville 

Siber learns christian service 

Daniel Giturwa 


Courtney Siber has great memories of 
Mexico. She has been to the country 
on three Christian mission trips and 
looks forward to more. 

Siber, 20, is a junior from Canton, Ohio, 
majoring in business marketing. She hopes 
to be a missionary when she graduates from 

Siber said that in all 
her trips, she has learned 
the importance of help- 
ing less fortunate people. 
She was also excited to 
play with kids from 
another community after 
a hard day of work. Siber 
enjoyed the worship services that the mis- 
sion group held every night while in 

She went to her first mission trip when 
she was a freshman in high school. Her 
church organized a trip to Mexico in 1995. 
She said that the purpose of the trip was to 
build a local church camp for kids in 
Mexico. During the trip, Siber realized how 

important it was to learn foreign languages. 

"Most of the people in Mexico speak 
Spanish. There are a few English speakers. 
It was difficult to communicate with people 
when I was by myself. Our group had a few 
Spanish translators, and its awesome to lis- 
ten to them speak both languages," Siber 
said. "I still cannot speak any foreign lan- 
guage, although am hoping to learn Spanish 
next semester." 

The trip was not 
without problems. 
Siber stumbled on 
poison ivy a day 
before the end of 
the trip. She said 
that she was play- 
ing with kids and at 
^^^^"^^^^^^^^™ one point went to 
hide behind bushes that had the plant. On 
the bus back to the United States, she had a 
memorable experience. 

"The bus had vinyl coated seats. The 
temperature was over 100 degrees. 
Whenever I applied lotion to my body, it 
dripped off and the pain from the poison ivy 
did not stop. I do not think I have experi- 
enced such physical pain," Siber said. 

The second trip to Mexico was to Piedias 
Nesras. She was a senior in high school and 

"/ remember digging 
septic tank holes for the 
houses, and that seemed 
to take forever." 

-Courtney Siber, junior 

part of Crossroads Missions, which is based 
in Milligan. 

"The main purpose of this trip was to 
build houses for the Christian community 
in the area. I remember digging septic tank 
holes for the houses and that seemed to take 
forever. Each hole was to be 12 feet deep 
and we seemed not to be doing anything," 
said Siber. 

She said the most important thing she 
remembers about this trip how they worked 
hard everyday. She said that the work creat- 
ed closer friendship between her and the 
three partners with whom she was digging 
the hole. 

"Everyone was encouraging each other. 
We each had ideas on how to dig faster, and 
this made it easier for us to share more 
about ourselves during the breaks", Siber 

Her last trip to Mexico was during 
Christmas break. Siber said that she was 
excited to see the houses they had started 
building were now complete. 

"I was the only one in the group who was 
in the previous trip. I told everyone about it, 
and I was happy to see what the Lord had 
done," Siber said. Siber hopes she will be 
traveling to Mexico in December. 



Serving the Milligan community 
since 1926 

Editorial Board 


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Senior Writer 

Misty Fry 
Photography Editor 

Jason Harville 
Business Manager 

NataJya Seals 
Production Editors 

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Calendar Editor 

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or Milligan College. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, May 2, MU2 


Page 3 

Information Technology makes 
summer changes in computer labs 

■loss Ryan Bstkcr 


Information Technology plans to either upgrade or 
replace computers in the Kegley lab, move the 
Jones lab to Paxson 108 and may implement 
Windows XI* Professional across campus. 

"The plan is to upgrade computers in a scparale 
computer lab every summer," said Mike Smith, direc- 
tor of Information Technology. "This summer 
Computer Services is planning to either upgrade or 
replace the computers in 
the Kegley Computer 

Smith also said that the 
Jones lab will move to 
room 108 in Paxson and 
the Stampede and Buffalo 
office will move to 
Paxson 101. 

"We at the communi- 
cations building had orig- 
inally expected that 
Computer Services 

planned to leave the three 
to four computers in the 
Jones [Computer Lab] for 
the Stampede staff to use," 

said Jim Dahlman, associate professor of communica- 
tions. "But Computer Services had planned to take all 
of the computers and give five to Kegley and five to 

Dahlman said the prior confusion is now being 
cleared up. 

"We are actually very excited about the prospects 
this summer will bring," said Dahlman. "Computer 

The Jones computer lab as 
works for an update. 

Services has plans to implement a lot of high-end mul- 
timedia into the Jones lab such as scanners 'and ( I> 

There is also the chance thai Microsoft Windows 
XI' Professional will be implemented campus wide, 
said Smith, Windows XP has the ability to provide 
more data charts to go along with Microsoft Word 
files. XP also has the ability to incorporate XML web 
services using Visual Basic for Applications or VBA. 
"In short, if the Dcrthiek Computer Lab computers 
do receive XP, it will make them a lot for faster for the 
digital classes held in the 
lab," said freshman 
Theron Humphrey, a stu- 
dent work for 
Information Technology. 
The upgrading 
and replacing of comput- 
ers this summer is part of 
a revamping program 
slated every summer that 
will revamp the older 
labs on campus. 

" M i 1 1 i g a n ' s 
Computer Services does 
most of its' work during 
the summer," said Smith. 
"Summer is definitely the busiest time of year for us 
and I think students will be pleasantly surprised to see 
the changes that will be made to the campus computer 

The revamping of the campus computer labs is part 
of a larger campus wide revamping that included the 
renovating of Dcrthiek Hall last summer and more 
physical improvements this summer. 

t stands now is ready and in the 
Photo by Jason Harviite. 

Star Kenyan soccer player finds fulfillment in U.S. 

Courtney Siber 


Many people come to America 
from other countries for a bet- 
ter life, to become wealthy 
and successful. Daniel Giturwa came to 
the America to play soccer and for fur- 
ther education but decided to make this 
his home and to make the American 
dream his own. 

Giturwa, 29, was bom in Nairobi, 
Kenya, and began his soccer career very 

"I played in various clubs while in 
Kenya, I was Premier League second 
leading scorer in 1998 and 1999, Super 
League top scorer in 1996 and 1997 and 
I was a member of the Nairobi 
Combined and call up to the national 
team in 1997 and 1998," said Giturwa. 

"I played on Ushirika Football Club 
for four years and all four years I was 
the top scorer for the league." 

He was not only a success in soccer, 
but in academics as well. He completed 
the Higher Diploma in Computer 

Studies at the Mombasa Polytechnic 
College in 1994. The same year, he 
started working for Micrologic Limited 
Nairobi as a software applications 
instructor. Giturwa had a good job and a 
successful soccer career but he wanted 
more. He was open for change and die 
opportunity came at just the right time. 

The head coach of the men's soccer 
team at Milligan, John Garvilla, discov- 
ered Giturwa through his publicity from 
soccer and offered him a soccer scholar- 
ship to play at Milligan. 

Giturwa did not jump at the chance 
immediately; he debated the decision 
for two months. During this time, he 
talked to other soccer players who were 
recruited to play in the U.S. and asked 
them what they thought of their experi- 

He admits that he came to America 
with a few stereotypes engraved in his 

"I thought that everyone in America 
was rich because that is the way the 
media tried to portray it," said Giturwa. 

"I also thought that it was so violent, 
like everyone had a gun and everyone 
got shot all the time." 

He decided to give this rich and vio- 
lent way of life a try and came to 
Milligan in January 2000. He learned 
that it was not violent and everyone was 
not rich but people were much more 
busy and had to work a lot to be suc- 

"In the U.S., there is much more 
opportunity to get a job and make 
money. In Kenya, there are many who 
are unemployed and have to rely on oth- 
ers to pay their bills, said Giturwa. "I 
found that here, not everyone is rich and 
many have to work hard to go to school 
or pay the bills, but there is opportunity 
for jobs unlike in Kenya." 

He sees America as a good place to 
start his career in computer consulting, 
services and sales. Ideally, he plans to 
graduate m December 2002 and work 
for a year, go back to school to get his 
masters and then start his own comput- 
er consulting company in America. 

Former Milligan 
Postmaster pleads 
guilty to felony 

'Thai same afternoon •> portal inspec- 
tor, his identity unknown to Larkin, pur- 
chased SI 70 in postage stamps from 
Larkin at the Milligan College 

Office and paid using marked currency. 
Larkin completed a PS Form 1412, 
Dailj Financial Transaction i' 1 
which reported the deposit of the check 
from the Emmanuel School of Religion 
andadepo ii ol Si 91 in h outdid 
nol reflect a permit imprint maihnj' ir. 
that amount, instead reporting stamp 
sales oflSl,753.39. 

The following morning, Dec, 13, 
2001. ;j L'SPS auditor went into the 
Milligan College Post Office. Larkin 
unsuccessfully attempted to kec; 
worth of stamps from being included 
when the auditor inventoried his stamp 
credit. That inventory found an overage 
of only $886.59. Included in his stamp 
credit was a 50-dollar-bill the postal 
inspector had used to purchase stamps 
the previous day. While the bank 
deposit contained a 20-dollar-bill used 
by the postal inspector, a onc-hundrcd- 
dollar-bill the inspector had used had 
not been deposited, nor was it in 
Larkin's stamp credit. 

On Dec. 14, 2001, another USPS 
employee was assigned to replace 
Larkin, and five days later, the missing 
one-hundred-dollar-bill was found hid- 
den under documents on a desk inside 
the Milligan College Post Office. 

Working with employees of 
Emmanuel School of Religion and 
Milligan College, the postal inspec- 
tor obtained information on checks 
issued by those institutions for permit 
imprint mailings for the past five years. 

On 62 separate occasions between 
Jan. 28, 1997, and Dec. 12, 2001, 
Larkin had received and deposited 
checks from the schools but had not 
reported them as payments for permit 
imprint mailings. 

Postal inspectors interviewed Larkin 
on Feb. 6, 2002. Larkin said that, during 
the first half of his 21 -year career as 
Milligan College postmaster, he had 
done everything "by the book." Larkin 
said that, some time after failing to 
receive a promotion in 1992, he began 
misreporting checks received for permit 
imprint mailings. 

Larkin admitted remocving cash 
from his stamp credit on several days 
after he deposited the checks and had 
converted the cash to his personal use. 

Larkin was released on a SI 0.000 
recognizance bond to return for sen- 
tencing on July 15 at 9 a.m.. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, May 2, 2002 


Page 4 

J'iti^f Wiisscl 

12 Milligan artists receive 
recognition, cash prizes 

Several students from different art classes entered up to three 
pieces of art work in this weeks juried art show Nine students 
received Awards of Merit and six students received Awards of 

'Photos by Jason Harville 


On April 29, the juried student art 
exhibit opened in Ground Zero, 
showcasing work by art and pho< 
togrnphy students. 

Lesia Payne Brooks, an entertainment 

writer for the Johnson City Press, judged 

the exhibit and 12 students were awarded 

with eash 


to the entry 
ments, stu- 
dents were 
able to sub- 
mit up to 
three pieces 
of work 
on how 

many class- 
es in art or 
phy they had taken. For example, if they 
had taken one class, they could submit one 
work, and if they had taken three classes 
they could submit three works. 

The exhibit entries could include such 

mediums as sculpture, photography, paint- 
ing, drawing, ceramics, or prinlmaldng 

Photography Profe**or Alice Anthony 
said the juried student art exhibit is an 
annual event at Milligan. 

"I think it's a good chance : 
see what we're all doing," photography stu- 
dent Jara Henderson said. 

Junior art major Jamie Ofbonu 
would be encouraging to know you have 
someone supporting your work as a 

Ninety-six works were entered and 
judged in the art show by Milligan art stu- 
dents. Winners were announced in Sub 7 by 
Professor Dick Major after Tuesday's One- 
Act performances. The art show was a part 
of this weeks Student Arts Festival. 

Nine awards of merit were given out of 
the 96 pieces. Each recipient received $10. 
Winners of merit were Chris Brando, Jason 
Harville,, Jara Henderson, Tim Morton, Ali 
Waters, Nathaniel Poling, Nathan Pclton, 
Dina Dcford, Evan Longficld. 

Six students received Awards of 
Excellence accompanied by S20 Winners 
of this award were Chris Brando, Bethany 
Hanes, Tom Wiles, Adah Hutchcraft, Sarah 
Small, and Gina Holtman. 

The exhibit will be up in Ground Zero 
until May 9. 

Student recycling efforts succeed through individual efforts 

Past efforts to recycle 
failed, but more 
involvement and aware- 
nessthis semester has 
led to significant 
progress in recycling on 
Milligan campus. 

John R. Hampton 


Milligan College students this semester have 
attempted to boost recycling efforts on campus in 
numerous ways. 

Through mass emails and word of mouth, the word has 
gotten out around Milligan that the college is trying to be 
more environment-friendly. 

In Webb Hall, resident assistants, such as Charles KJeine, 
are doing their part. 

Outside of his room, KJeine has set a box for residents to 
place aluminum cans in. He welcomes all residents to bring 
the cans to his room so he can take the to be recycled. 

KJeine feels the college has done little to aid in students 

"The thing is, it's not Milligan doing the recycling, it's 
the students," said KJeine. "1 would like the administration 
to continue with what they started and help the students out 
with their work." 

In Hart Hall, recycling efforts are localized on the third 
floor. Kaitlyn Anderson leads the effort, collecting paper, 
aluminum, and plastic. 

From all over the women's dormitory, recyclables are 
collected and taken into the city, where they are deposited 
in bins for public use. 

A group of women take the refuse into town, dividing the 
trips among many so that the burden of many trips does not 
rest on a sole girl. 

Past efforts in Milligan's history have met with lukewarm 
results. Students have attempted to get people involved by 
placing recycling bens in the dorms, but now more is being 
done to publicize the outlits for recycling on campus. 

More students on campus are generally accepting of the 
efforts that have been done around the college this past 

"I feel it's a step toward Webb being more responsible," 
said junior Matthew Joseph. "It's step towards where we 
need to be." 

Despite the improvements some students feel even more 
needs to be done. Involvement from more leaders on cam- 
pus has been one of the many suggestions. 

"I think we're doing well, but we could do more," said 
junior Nathan Henry on the subject "It would help a lot 
more if the college administration was more involved." 

Milligan administrators encourage student efforts and 
praise the work done so far. At the beginning of the school 
year, Julie Ray suggested ways to be more environmental- 
ly friendly. 

Students around campus have taken the suggestions and 
made Milligan a school more amiable towards nature. 

Efforts are being made to continue this spirit for recy- 
clilng next year. Some of the plans to continue the things 
started this year are coming from student government. SGA 
recently formed a recycling committee to aid in the efforts 
to increase the awareness and opporitunities for Milligan 
students to expand recycling possibilities next semester. 

The Stampede 

Thursday, May 2, 2002 


Page 5 

Survey used 
for chapel 

Alison \Y tilers 

Calendar Editor 

On April 13 ill chapel. 
Campus Minister 
Nathan Flora and the 
chapel committee distributed 
two surveys to both students 
and faculty tor evaluation of 
chapel services of the past 

"For quantifiable assess- 
ment it is pretty good," said 
Flora. "I try to have some 
focus group sessions where 
respondents have a chance to 
say anything they would like 
about chapel more broadly. 
The surveys handed out during 
chapel are looking for some 
specific things. Some students 
feel free to add comments 

The second form listed vari- 
ous forms of chapel involve- 
ment for next semester, giving 
students the chance to partici- 
pate in areas of their choice. 

"I make lists for each cate- 
gory based on responses and 
then try to commission, coor- 
dinate and invite as many stu- 
dents as 1 can to participate in 
the way they wish," said Flora. 

By entering the data into a 
computer program owned by 
the social science department. 
Flora is able to study the statis- 
tical trends among different 
groups and classes. 

"I look at all sorts of data, 
such as differences of response 
between classes and position, 
overall averages and percent- 
ages, significant gender differ- 
ences, and other basic descrip- 
tive statistics," he said. "I can 
tell if a particular class cohort 
seems to consistently respond 
in one way to a question or if a 
response is related to a devel- 
opmental stage such as fresh- 
men seem to indicate this high- 
er or lower year after year." 

The chapel surveys were 
anonymous in an attempt to 
receive honest answers. 

"It is a routine at the college 
to evaluate this type of pro- 
gram," said Flora. "I wrote the 
questions based on the intend- 
ed goals for the Chapel servic- 
es that the chapel committee 
set out two years ago." 

Students changing lives 

Professor, six students travel 
to Yunnan on missions trip 



From June 2-23, six students, Dr. 
Craig Farmer, associate professor of 
Humanities and History and his fam- 
ily are traveling to the Yunnan region of 
China to do educational and medical mis- 
sions work. 

"Our team has beea meeting for a year 
and a half now, and through prayer and fast- 
ing we are finally 
beginning to feel like 
we are part of some- 
thing much bigger than 
we can understand or 
even see," sophomore 
Grete Riggs said. 

Farmer said that the 
opportunity for the 
group to travel to either Vietnam or China 
presented itself last fall. 

They had been in contact with Christian 
Missionary Fellowship to see about oppor- 
tunities for mission work, and a lady mis- 
sionary in her 70s contacted the group to 
consider doing educational and medical 
missions work, he said. She was working in 
a remote area near the Vietnam border min- 
istering to different ethnic groups when she 
considered this need. 

Farmer said the group will be involved in 
teaching at local high schools as well as 
working in medical clinics, such as a "bare- 
foot doctors program," and a leper village. 

"The purpose of the 

trip is to find out if this 
team has long-term 
potential. " 
-Grete Riggs, Sophomore 

Since China is a closed country, the 
group can not formally state they are travel- 
ing there to do evangelism and must be 
careful about what they say, he said. 

"Officially we're going as tourists... but 
we're touring it in a different way," Farmer 

He said the group is trying to discern if 
they might be called to move there perma- 

"The purpose of 
the trip is to find out if 
this team has long-term 
potential," Riggs said. 
"We will focus on group 
dynamics in China while 
serving alongside one 

The team wrote 
letters to friends and family asking for 
financial support for the trip, and Hopwood 
Christian Church also provided assistance. 
This group consists of current Milligan 
students or alumni Kristina Kayser, 
Courtney Gardner, Grete Riggs, Aaron 
Scott, Stephanie Hart and Rachel Hatfield 
along with Dr. Craig Farmer and his family. 
Dan and Kim Drage and Emily 
Raudenbush met with the group but are 
unable to travel due to scheduling conflicts. 
Farmer said. 

"We just want to be open to the possibil- 
ities and try to re-imagine our lives in a dif- 
ferent context," Farmer said. 

ng Farmer fophomore* Aaron Scott 

» Ka/»or. and senior Courtney 
over materials for their mittiont tup 
s*o four along with three other t*u- 
traveling to Yunnan. China on June 
mi*uon.v m A"jek». 

■Photo by Janon Horvillo 

Other missions 
trips made available 
to Milligan students 

Paige Wasscl 


Milligan sophomores Rachel LcdbcUcr, 
Lindsay Patterson and Warren McCrickard 
arc traveling to the Ukraine from June 20- 
July 2 to do missions work with MASTER 

"We're visiting a handicaped children's 
orphanage and doing evangelism in the 
underprivileged villages of the Ukraine," 
Ledbettcr said. 

Milligan alumni Roger Babik, director of 
MASTER Provisions, will be leading this 
group of students on their trip. He has led 
Milligan students in packing clothes for the 
Ukraine this year and last year. 

Ledbetter said this trip would be more of 
an evangelistic missions trip rather than a 
working mission trip as the group goes into 
different villages with interpreters and 
speaks to the people at rallies and festivals. 

"I really think it's going to stretch me a 
lot," Ledbetter said. "I pray that I'll be able 
to speak to people with boldness." 

South Africa 

Freshman Adrienne Sutphin is traveling 
to South Africa with the National Youth 
Leadership Forum on Medical Missions 
from May 29-June 14. 

Sutphin said she is going to be observing 
doctors who have chosen to provide health 
care information and assistance to South 
African natives. She said she was nominat- 
ed for the program by her high school guid- 
ance counselor and was accepted 

"I know it's not going to be an actual mis- 
sions trip, but I think it'll help me decide if 
I want to go into medical missions," 
Sutphin said 

The Stampede 

Thursday. May 2, 2002 


Page 6 

Father, son share commencement honors 

Christen McKay 

Editor- tn-Ch icf 

This year's spring commencement 
on May 12 will honor a father 
and son duo, Russell and Paul 

Paul Blowers, professor of church 
history at Emmanuel Sehool of Religion 
and Milligan alumnus, will present this 
year's commencement address. His 
father Russ, retired senior minister of 
East 91st Street Christian Church in 
Indianapolis, Ind., will be presented 
with the Fide et Amore award during 
commencement and will be delivering 
the baccalaureate address. 

"We chose Paul Blowers for several 
reasons," said President Donald Jeanes. 
"He is an alumnus who has distin- 
guished himself in the area of church 
history. He is respected by the Christian 
Churches and even outside the Christian 
Churches. He is a published writer and 
a well-known lecturer." 

The president and administration 
choose speakers three to six months 
prior to commencement. Jeanes said 
that speakers have been alumni, people 

being honored by the college, current or 
former faculty members, or parents of 

Mark Matson, academic dean, said 
that I hough several speakers are consid- 
ered for each of the year's three com- 
mencement services, 
the person finally 
chosen is one who is 
connected with 

Milligan and the 
school's mission. 

"Many people arc 
usually considered, 
and then it is nar- 
rowed down to one," 
explained Matson. 
"We are somewhat 
limited due to funds - 
- many colleges spend 
a lot on college speak- 
ers. We do not. But we try to select 
one who is thoughtful, articulate, knows 
Milligan, and can speak to the situation 
of Milligan students leaving the four 
years here. Paul is an alumnus, and 
knows us well and should do a great 

"...we try to select 
one who is thought- 
ful, articulate, knows 
Milligan and can 
speak to the situa- 
tion of Milligan stu- 
dents leaving the 
four years here..." 

—Mark Matson, 
Academic Dean 

The choice ol Paul as commence- 
ment speaker also became more mean- 
ingful, since his father Russ will be 
receiving the Fide et Amore award at 
this time. 

The award is the col- 
lege's highest honor 
and is presented in 
recognition of loving 
and faithful service to 
the college. 
"The trustees and fac- 
ulty voted for the col- 
lege to give Russ the 
Fide et Amore award 
for his decades of serv- 
ice to the College and 
to ministry," said 
Jeanes. "We chose to 
further honor Russ by 
asking his son to 

Russ is a graduate of Ohio University 
and Christian Theological Seminary 
and World War II veteran. He served on 
the boards of Food for the Hungry, the 
World of the Churches of Christ, 
Christian Missionary Fellowship, 

Emmanuel School of Religion, 
European Evangelistic Society, and 
Milligan College. He also served a% 
chairman and honorary chair of three 
Billy Graham Crusades and as a mem- 
ber of the Publishing Committee of 
Standard Publishing Company. 

Recent concern has been raised over 
the possibility of a student speaker at 
graduation. While both Mal*on and 
Jeanes said that a student speaker was 
not possible for this year, consideration 
is being made for next year's com- 

Matson said that eommencern 
meant to be a thoughtful time and that 
other speakers bring experience to the 
table, which is valuable at the time of 

"Graduation is meant to be a serious 
and thoughtful lime, at which the 
prospect of leaving the college and 
going out into the world is carefully 
considered," said Matson. "It is diffi- 
cult to find a speaker that captures this 
spirit well, but we do carefully think 
about what would resonate best with the 
students and their parents." 

Junior Rebecca Dawson slides into home 
The Lady Buffs will be going to the Regional 
Tournament in Athens, TN The tournament 
will be held from May 8-10. 

Photo by Jason Harville 

Low rates create investment revenue decrease 

Jennifer Soucie 

Online Editor 

Milligan's endowment makes up a small part 
of its budget and is virtually unaffected by 
the sluggish economy. 

Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Todd 
Norris said that because the interest off endowed funds 
is subject to the market, low rates' have caused a 
decrease in investment revenue. Joe Whitaker, vice 
president for business and finance, said the total col- 
lege endowment decreased less 10% for the 2001 cal- 
endar year. 

Because Milligan's endowment is smaller than at 
other institutions, it was less affected by the economic 
downturn. Budget Director Chris Rolph said the 
endowment income makes up only around 1 percent of 
the budget. 

Norris said that endowment funds are perpetual and 
once established, remain forever. The principal of the 
fund is invested and typically only the interest is used 
by the college, said Norris. 

Rolph said the next fiscal year, which begins June 1, 
reduces the unrestricted endowment budget by 20%, 
from $175,000 to $140,000. Whitaker said unrestrict- 
ed funds, which have lack usage stipulations, comprise 
about 30% of the total endowment. Most donors spec- 
ify where the gift is to be used, which is a restricted 
endowment. Revenue is designated for scholarships, 
building repairs or other projects. 

Total revenue from all sources totals $17 million 
next year, said Rolph. Whitaker said about 85% of the 
college's budget comes from student fees, tuition, 

room and board and bookstore. 

"There are only a few who have the luxury of charg- 
ing a lower tuition because the income from the 
endowment is so much more," said Whitaker. Norris 
said the objective of increasing the endowment 
through the capital campaign is to 
take strain off dependence on 
tuition revenue to increase funding 
for scholarships and programs. 

At the present time, Norris, Bob 
Young, Jack Simpson Don Jeanes 
visit the homes of college support- 
ers, alumni and potential new 
donors. They try to build relation- 
ships with as many of the approxi- 
mately 2,000 people who donate to 
the college annually. 

"One of the things we try to 
encourage people who are support- 
ing the college annually is that 
when they are no longer able to do 
that for whatever reason, and usual- 
ly that means they have passed away, that they think of 
the college as one of their dependents... because they 
have supported the college faithfully and the college 
has come to depend on that level of support as it plans 
for the future," Norris said. 

Norris said he suspects that the events of September 
1 1 have encouraged people to rally around Milligan. 
General gift income has increased about 15% since 
last year. This year's goal is 51. 4 million; last year it 
was $1.3 million. 

"...because they 
have supported the 
college faithfully 
and the college has 
come to depend on 
that level of sup- 
port as it plans for 
the future" 

—Todd Norris 


The Stampede 

Thursday, May 2, 2002 


Page 7 

Senior, Misty Fry reflects on four years at Milligan 

Misty Fry 

Senior Editor 

I'm in denial about graduating. Now 
don't get mc wrong, it's not like I'm cry- 
ing that I won't be attending classes 
anymore, but I can't believe that these four 
years are over. I remember sitting in the 
Stampede office yesterday, watching the 
seniors write their final columns, and think- 
ing, "Ha, ha, I'm glad I don't have to do that. 
I would never know what to say." 

And now 1 still don't know the answers. 

College has been an evolving process for 
me. I remember coming into Milligan, not 
really knowing what my major should be or 
where my life was going to take me. 

And now I still don't know the answers. 

One of the most important lessons I have 
learned though, is that all that really doesn't 

Having a major is just a name on a 
$35.00 piece of paper. In reality, the whole 
world is open for whatever I want to do. 

While my classes have taught me many 
things and opened up my eyes to new ideas 
(and old one, like the fact that I will never 
ever get a good grade in math), I have 
found out the hard way that these things 

don't matter as much as I first thought they 
did. What matters is seizing the day, and 
appreciating every gilt God has so gra- 
ciously given mc. 

While it's great to have the "opportunity 
to excel" as Dr. Nix would say, those class- 
es arc not what I will treasure in my heart as 
I walk out of Milligan's doors for the last 

Talking to my roommates in the dark, 
seeing the sun rise over the misty blue 
mountains on a hiking trip, nerf guns, sur- 
prise parties, red Kool-Aid in the shower, 
skipping convo for lunch (of course not this 
year), breakfast at coffee shops, naps, the 
beach, picnics - , Mr. Ed unknowingly on my 
answering machine, road races, waterfalls, 
cross country parties and Rocky marathons 
are just some of the things that really do 

And that is not to say that I haven't tried 
to have it all-succeeding academically and 
having the fun times with my friends. I just 
wasn't always successful. 

The goal was to get the least amount of 
sleep possible so I could have the time to do 
everything I had suckercd myself into. I 
tried almost every form of liquid energy 1 

could get my hands on-lhc 20 oz. 
Cappuccino, PR's sweet tea, energy drinks. 
Coastal coffee, and even the 2-lilcr of Ml. 
Dew, which was a disaster. The lesson: 
Never, ever consume that much Ml. Dew 
after not drinking any kind ol ,i>da whatvj 
ever for six years. Had times will be had by 

So, as I sit here 
writing this, I'm 
also thinking about 
the eight papers I 
have left to write 
before graduation. 
And while this 
would have made 
me a psychotic 

mess three years ago, I'm now taking it all 
in stride. 

Everything gets done eventually, even 
with my frequent coffee breaks with 

While at Milligan I have been asked to 
consider some pretty tough questions, like 
what it really means to be human and how 
to find the real truth in journalism. 

And now I still don't know the answers, 
but at least I can say I've had fun trying. 

"And while this would 
have made me a 
psychotic mess three 
years ago, I'm not 
taking it all in stride. " 
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Page 8 

Photo essay: One-Acts 

Photos from 2002 One-Act productions. Top Left: "Ferris Wheel." Top Middle: Jame Osborne, lightboard operator. 
Top Right: "I Wandered Lonely." Second Row Left: "Death of a Legend." Second Row Right: "Words, Words, 
Words." Third Row Left: "Cameras." Third Row Right: Spectators in the balcony seats. Bottom Left: "Love and 
Peace Mary Jo." Bottom Middle: "Variations on the Death of Trotsky." Bottom Right: "The Philadelphia." 

Photos by Jason Harville 

6 year senior changes 
life through YWAM 

I. aura Danhaucr 


Following what she felt was God's 
plan for her life 22-year-old 
Lyndscy Bowie won't complete 
her college education in the typical four 
or five years, al Ihis point il will take her 

Bowie's delay in gradu.i 
not > a reiull of failed classes or light 
.i i load . II ii because i he spent 
two years in a program that deepened 
her faith in God and allowed her i 
tunities to serve those in need. 

"I never expected to lake 'ill two 
years from college," said Bowie. "It 
was all the Lord's planning." 

After Bowie completed her freshman 
year at Samford University she entered 
Youth With A Mission (YWAM; mis- 
sionary school in Nashville. Her fjjyl 
course, a Disciplcship Training School, 
was three months of classroom learning 
focused on the basic foundation of 
Christianity followed by two months of 
outreach in Sri Lanka and India. 

Bowie entered her second course one 
month after returning from overseas. 
The School of Evangelism she attended 
focused on evangelism and outreach 
that completes the lessons she learned 
in the first course. With the course 
structured the same way, after the three 
months of class she stayed in Nashville 
the two months following doing out- 
reach work. 

"My two years in YWAM was the 
most life changing years ever. It opened 
my eyes and gave me a new perspective 
on life and her relationship with God," 
Bowie said. 

Bowie's relationship with God prior 
to her YWAM experience was not 
always strong. Despite being raised in a 
Christian home, her high school years 
were spent partying and rebelling 
against her parents and the faith they 
had taught her. 

Working at a camp the summer after 
her high school graduation Bowie 
decided that she would live differently 
when she went to college. She was 
determined from that point on she 
should let God define her plans, plans 
that would eventually lead her to 

Although Bowie currently does not 
know where God will take her next, she 
is finishing her college education while 
waiting. She is currently enrolled at 
Milligan in her sophomore year. The 
fact that other students her age will 
graduate in a little over a month doesn't 
bother her in the least. 

"I'm glad I did it." she said. 


Friday, May 24, 2002 

Milligan College, Tennessee 

Vol. I f Jo. I 

rhe party's over: Adult education office manager Melodie 
5 erry (left), her husband, Eric, and director of adult education 
'aula Gentry chat after the picnic. In the background, President 
Don Jeanes cleans up. Photo by John Hamtnon. 

Picnic unites staff 

Staff and faculty honored with first-ever 
QED' awards for service to school 

iy John Hammon 

The evening of May 14 
bund Milligan College 
'resident Don Jeanes clearing 
iff picnic tables at Rotary Park 
n Johnson City. 

The image was typical of a 
light during which faculty and 
taff from all departments 
;ame together as one to cele- 
irate a job well done. 

The occasion was the 
mployee awards picnic, and it 
vas a time for both faculty and 
taff and their friends and fam- 
ly to be rewarded for their 
fforts and celebrate a success- 
ul school year. According to 
eanes, this year was the first 
ime the event included facul- 
y, administration, cafeteria 
nd maintenance staff. Many 
if those present said the 
hange was a good one, mak- 
ng the event a unifier among 
11 those who work for the col- 
sge. More than 100 employ- 
es and guests attended. 

Jeanes said this event is 
one of the few times the 
/hole campus gets together." 
le described it as "our way of 
lying 'thank you' for a job 
'ell done." 

Director of Student Success 

eslie Glover agreed that there 
'as a sense of unity about the 
vent. "This is about letting 

eople know they're appreciat- 

ed," said Glover. "Sometimes 
we say that, but this is a way 
for us to show that." 

Jeanes opened the picnic, 
which was catered by the 
Firehouse Restaurant. Then all 
the employees in attendance 
introduced themselves and 
their guests. Several guests 
drew laughs from the crowd 
with their introductions, 
including French and Spanish 
Professor Carolyn Woolard, 
who asked if she was on sab- 
batical yet. HPXS Professor 
Linda Doan introduced herself 
as the "gym teacher." 

During the picnic, Jeanes 
and other administrators gave 
out awards to faculty and staff 
members who had accom- 
plished significant achieve- 
ments during the year or who 
had reached milestones of 
years of service to the college. 

One of the awards is a new 
one that will be given annually 
to college employees, the Sam 
Jack Hyder QED Award. QED 
stands for "Quite easily done," 
an acronym that Hyder, a long- 
time math professor at 
Milligan, often wrote next to 
his hardest math problems, 
according to Jeanes. The 
award recognizes Milligan 
staff and faculty who did more 
than expected of them and 
made their jobs "look easy." 

continued on p. 2, col. 4 

Maintenance finds cure 
for chronic Hart burn 

Air conditioning replacement work ahead 
of schedule, says Beattie 

By Marc Marshal 

Director of physical plant 
Leonard Beattie said Monday 
that the Hart Hall air condi- 
tioning project would be fin- 
ishing ahead of schedule. 

"The goal is to have things 
done by the time CIY starts on 
June 10," said Beattie. "We 
were aiming for mid June, but 
it looks like it will be complet- 
ed a couple of weeks early." 

The replacement of air con- 
ditioning units was thoroughly 
discussed for a year by those 
involved. This, coupled with 
detailed planning and a joint 
effort by all involved, has 
moved the work ahead of 

"All of the units on the first 
floor we're running today 
(Tuesday)," said Beattie. 

Since September 2001, Hart 
Hall has been the site of a 
major air conditioning replace- 
ment project. The project has 
cost $1 million, said Beattie. 

The board of trustees 
approved for the funds to be 
borrowed internally, said Joe 
Whitaker, vice president for 
business and finance. "We 
have some unrestricted invest- 
ments from which we are bor- 

Milligan College is the main 
contractor that is overseeing 
the renovations from start to 
finish. Milligan has contracted 
a majority of the work to local 

They include Burleson 
Electric Co., Massey Electric 
Co., S.B. White Co., Johnson 
Controls, E.S.G. and Frye 

The E.S.G. Company is an 
energy management company. 
"They were hired by Milligan 
to evaluate the energy costs," 
said Beattie. Milligan didn't 
just want to replace the air con- 
ditioners; Milligan wanted to 
do it efficiently too. 

Although the system was 15 
years beyond its expiration 
date, "it was failing rapidly," 
said Beattie. 

Due to condensation and 
water leaks, the air-condition- 
ing units were ruining the clos- 
ets, tiles under the closets and 
the contents within the closets. 

Along with a completely 
new air conditioning system, 
Hart has also received a new 
hard-wired fire alarm system, 
like that of Webb Hall. 

The hallways will have drop 
ceilings to cover the piping 
that was installed for the indi- 
vidual air conditioning units as 
well as new lighting. 

"Exhaust fans have been 
installed, which we've never 
had," said Beattie. Missing 
floor tiles will also be 

Each suite will have control 
of an air conditioning unit. The 
hallways will also be regulated 
by the new system. 

During the school year men 
have been working in the 
dorms from 9:30 a.m. to 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For the protection of the res- 
idents' belongings and safety, a 
female security guard was 

During the longer school 
breaks, such as Easter and 
Christmas, the construction 
workers did "major things," 
said Beattie. "We've had up to 
46 workers in there, but nor- 
mally 25-30." 

Carpenters from Frye 
Construction are finishing the 
final touches. They are respon- 
sible for replacing the closets 
that were removed to put in the 
new units. 

"We're having to cut off 
three inches on all the closets," 
said owner Steve Frye. 

This was a long-awaited 
project, said Beattie. "We'll 
have no more ruined clothes, I 

Reporters: John Hammon, Marc Marshall 

Faculty adviser: Jim Dahlman 

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copyright 2002 

May 24,2002 

Tin; W^m Stampldl 

Page 2 

Crowning achievement: The repairs will raise the center of 
the field to allow better drainage. Photos by Marc Marshal!. 

Do-it-yourself field repairs 
save college $15,000 

Garvilla says soccer field will be ready 
for play in six weeks. 

By Marc Marshall 

Women's head soccer coach 
John Garvilla and a local con- 
tractor have partnered to cor- 
rect drainage problems on the 
northern soccer field this 

"There are a lot of times 
when we can't use them 
because they are under water," 
said Garvilla. "We're thankful 
for the fields, we just need to 
fix them." These problems 
have prompted the soccer 
department to raise the height 
of the field in several areas. 

Work started on May 14 and 
should be finished by Friday. 

Robert Suhy, who owns a 
company called Cutters Edge, 
is supervising the work. 
Garvilla was introduced to 
Suhy by a neighbor. Suhy's 
company specializes in sur- 
veying plots of land in need of 
corrective work. With the use 
of a transit, a piece of survey- 
ing equipment, Suhy was able 
to identify the low spots. 

Suhy estimated the largest 
area to be about 20,000 square 
feet. At the center of the field, 
the height is 12 inches lower 
than the goal lines. "This is 
supposed to be 12 inches high- 
er than the goal lines, so we 
have a 24 inches difference we 
need to make up," added Suhy. 

According to Garvilla, once 
the low spots were identified, 
the grass from those areas was 
cut using sod cutters. "The 
only investment (for the start 
of the project) was $75 for 
those sod cutters," he said. 
After the grass was 'cut, sever- 
al workers with shovels cut the 
strips into 10-foot sections, 
each weighing 40 pounds. The 
sections were then rolled up 

and carried to the edge of the 

Assistant coach Matt 
Thomas was covered with 
sweat as he carried rolls off the 
field. Temperatures were in the 
high 80s, and Thomas called 
the work "awful." 

The low spots were then 
filled with topsoil. Ten tandem 
truckloads of topsoil have been 
trucked in to complete this 

"I got a great rate on the top 
soil, saving $1,600 and another 
$3,000 saved on the sand," 
said Garvilla. The sand will be 
used to spread across the grass 
once its been relayed. Garvilla 

said Bermuda grass grows well 
with the use of sand. 

Aside from the contractor, 
the coaching staff of the men 
and- women's soccer teams is 
doing all the labor. Individuals 
involved include Thomas, 
Andy Stoots, Cindy Lee, 
Marty Shirley and Garvilla. 

"We are saving thousands of 
dollars," said Garvilla. 

Suhy agreed. "With Garvilla 
culling the sod and relaying it, 
he's saving $8,000 alone," he 

"Labor for this type of work 
costs $15-20 per hour," said 
Suhy. "With them working 10 
hour days and multiplying that 
by five guys and four days, 
that's a savings of more than 

The money that paid for the 
sand and dirt came from the 
soccer fund. "Over the last five 
years, we have raised over 
$250,000," said Garvilla. The 
players raise spme of their own 
money as well as volunteer at 
the Bristol Motor Speedway. 

"We will be able to play on 
it in six weeks," said Garvilla. 

According to Mark Fox, 
vice president for student 
development, the soccer fields 
were originally completed for 
free by the Army Corps of 
Engineers just four year ago. 
Having the Army do it was a 
very "economical project," 
said Fox. 

The savings continue for 
this project too. 

"Suhy's giving us a great 
deal," Garvilla said. 

"And it keeps getting better 
as the job takes longer," said 
Suhy with a laugh. 

Work in 

Right: Grid 
shows place- 
ment of new 
sod. Taylor 
House is in the 
Bottom: Rolls of 
sod await place- 
ment over the 
soil base. 

Daughter of 
professor found 
safe in Florida 

By John Hammon 

Members of the Milligan 
community were thanking God 
on Thursday morning after 
police notified Associate 
Professor of Sociology Rubye 
Beck and her family that her 
16-ycar-old daughter and a 
friend were found safe. She 
and a friend ran away from 
home on May 18. 

According to a campus- 
wide e-mail sent by Phil 
Kenneson, professor of Bible 
and philosophy, "Claire Beck 
and her friend were found safe 
by the police" in St. Augustine, 
Fla. Professor Beck and her 
husband, Scott, are en route to 
Florida to pick her up. The 
Kennesons attend the same 
church as the Becks, according 
to Academic Dean Mark 

In his e-mail, Kenneson 
thanked people for praying. 
"There are obviously going to 
be some rough times ahead." 
For now, however, Claire Beck 
is safe and will soon be reunit- 
ed with her family. 

Picnic unites staff 

continued from p. 1 

Jeanes presented this year's 
awards to Psychology 
Professor Bert Allen, Allen and 
Lori Trent of housekeeping 
and maintenance, and 
Bookstore Manager Jonathan 

The Trents later said they 
were both excited about their 
awards, describing the experi- 
ence as a "total surprise" and a 
"real honor." They expressed 
gratitude over the appreciation 
the award represents and the 
applause they received upon 
the announcement, saying "We 
appreciate the award, and it's 
really a great honor." 

Jeanes also awarded plaques 
to staff and faculty who this 
year reached a five-year mile- 
stone in their service to the col- 
lege, from five to 35 years. 
Among those who were recog- 
nized were professors Woolard 
and David Runner for 25 
years, Susan Higgins for 30 
years, and Gene Nix for reach- 
ing 35 years with Milligan 

Professors Pat Magness and 
Craig Farmer were also recog- 
nized for their work in leading 
the SACS self-study and given 
Milligan College portfolios as 

-iday, May 3 1 , 2002 

Milligan College, Tennessee 

Vol. I No. 2 

^ay term draws fewer 
tudents than expected 

Watson calls enrollment for new option 
iisappointing,' cites lock of awareness 

|ohn Hammon 

Only 15 students took May 
rm classes, a smaller than 
pected enrollment in the 
ogram's first year, according 
Academic Dean Mark 

There were 17 May classes 
fered, 13 available to all stu- 
nts and four that were spe- 
Fic to the occupational thera- 
' department. 

According to Administrative 
ssistant for Academic Affairs 
irmen Allen, the plan was to 
ep classes open if they had 
ur or more students regis- 
red. Usually classes with 
irollments over seven are 
cepted for fall or spring term 
asses, and over five is 
ceptable for summer classes. 
>r the May term, professors 
ire offered full pay for class- 
with enrollments as low as 

According to Allen, with a 
inimum as low as four, most 
isses were expected to turn 
it. Despite this, eight of the 
open classes were cancelled 
cause of low turnout. Some 
the remaining classes have 
ly two or three students. 
These classes began the 
onday after spring finals and 
;ted three weeks, until May 
. They offered students a 
jjy to take summer hours 
thout the hassle of moving 
t of dorms and then return- 
l or having conflicts with job 
portunities or internships. 
Matson described enroll- 
ipnt for the May term as "dis- 
jointing," however, noting 
lit several classes were can- 
i lied because of lack of inter- 
i , and overall enrollment was 
:"prisingly low. 
The reason for the low 
tnout, according to Matson, 
aid be that not enough stu- 
•'■ its had heard of the opportu- 
! y. "It's new, and students 
n't all know that it's an 
Uion," he said. 
'I don't suppose it was 
'/ertised very well," Allen 
"We extended the dead- 

line, but as far as I know we 
didn't get any extra students 
that way." 

There were many reasons 
for beginning the classes. 
Summer enrollment the last 
several years has dropped, 
according to Matson, and other 
colleges have been offering 
May terms which are more 
convenient for students 
because they are "contiguous 
with spring." 

In addition, the classes last 
only three weeks, which gives 
students the opportunity to get 
the extra hours without sacri- 
ficing a large portion of their 

The cost for May classes 
was also less than the cost of 
summer classes. At $270, May 
classes cost $15 less per credit 
hour than summer courses. 

Another reason for the 
classes, according to Matson, 
was to offer students a way to 
raise their grade-point aver- 
ages over the summer. In the 
past many students have done 
this by taking community col- 
lege classes and transferring 
them in. 

But according to Matson, 
due to a recent change, those 
credits no longer count 
towards a student's grade- 
point average. This makes the 
May term an important option 
for students who play sports 
and need to raise their grades 
to gain eligibility as well as for 
students who are on academic 

Matson is optimistic about 
the future of May term, saying 
it will definitely be offered 
next year and probably will be 
offered for at least the next 
three years. He believes that 
turnout will increase once stu- 
dents become more aware of 
the opportunity. 

Matson also pointed out that 
the May classes have worked 
well for the occupational ther- 
apy department, noting that 
only one of the four OT class- 
es was cancelled. Each of the 
remaining three drew eight to 
18 students. 

Between ceremonies, the new basin and towel resides in Mark 
Matson's office. Photo by John Hammon. 

bpring commencement 
features new tradition 

To symbolize service, basin and towel 
now part of procession alongside mace 

By John Hammon 

This year's graduation cere- 
mony featured more than just 
the honoring of another class 
of graduates. The event was 
also the first time a new tradi- 
tion was put into practice, the 
addition of the basin and 
towel, alongside the mace, 
during the ceremony. 

According to the Milligan 
College Commencement pro- 
gram, "The Milligan Mace 
symbolizes the authority of the 
College to award degrees and 
is traditionally carried at the 
head of the academic proces- 
sion by an honored senior 
member of the faculty." 

The basin and towel were 
added this year to emphasize 
the role of servanthood in that 

The mace is a familiar sym- 
bol at Milligan. It is the large, 
wooden, scepter-like object 
that is always present at cere- 
monial events such as gradua- 
tion and matriculation. 

The mace is carried by a 
long-serving faculty member 
who leads the procession to the 

Carolyn Woolard carried the 
mace at the spring commence- 
ment and the basin and towel 

was carried by first-year pro- 
fessor Jill LeRoy-Frazier. 

However, in addition to 
being a symbol of authority, 
the mace was originally an 
implement of war. Milligan 
College • professor Phil 
Kenneson thought that the 
symbol was not a positive rep- 
resentative of a Christian insti- 
tution, and suggested the addi- 
tion of the basin and towel, a 

The basin and towel 
... symbolize the lives 
of Christian service 
to which the College 
and its members are 

reference to Jesus' role as a 
servant in washing the feet of 
the disciples. 

Kenneson said the basin and 
towel put an "emphasis on 
Jesus serving rather than being 

He spoke about the idea 
with other faculty members 
and decided to take the idea to 
Academic Dean Mark Matson. 
Matson and Milligan College 
President Don Jeanes liked the 
idea and asked former head of 

continued on p. 2, col. 4 

Reporters: John Hammon, Marc Marshall 

Faculty adviserrjim Dahlman 

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COMM 205: Reporting for Public Media, May term. 

copyright 2002 

May 31,2002 

Ti if. Sw*v^<^ Stampede 

Page 2 

Basketball Lady Buffs 
loaded for next season 

Coach Aubrey's outlook 'very optimistic' 

By John Hammon 

The Milligan College 
women's basketball team will 
receive two big boosts next 
season. The team will be 
joined by Kari Stout, a 5-foot- 
7-inch freshman guard from 
Hampton, Tenn., and six-foot- 
one-inch transfer forward 
Cassie Howard from 

Salyersville, Ky. 

The team could have its best 
season since the graduation of 
point guard April Manuel and 
All-American center Becky 
Sells in 2000. The team lost 
only one senior, reserve for- 
ward Heather Eckman, and is 
adding at least two and possi- 
bly as many as four major 
recruiting targets. 

Coach Rich Aubrey said that 
he is "very optimistic" about 
next season. Guard Elizabeth 
Henter described next year's 
team as "promising." 

Stout averaged 1 8 points per 
game and led the Hampton 
Lady Bulldogs to the District 
1-AA tournament champi- 
onship. She was the MVP of 

the All-Carter/Johnson County 
basketball team and was the 
main recruiting target this sea- 
son, according to Aubrey. She 
signed last Monday after giv- 
ing a verbal commitment a 
month ago. •. 

"She's very, very, good," 
said Aubrey. "She's going to 
help us right off the bat." 

'We're adding to a 
very solid defensive 
team. . . The players 
are very hungry' 

-Rich Aubrey 

Howard, who is the sister of 
James Howard, a center for the 
men's team, attended Milligan 
during the spring semester and 
has been working with the 
team to stay in playing form. 
According to Aubrey, she is a 
good shooter and will provide 
much needed offensive ability 
to next year's team. 

Aubrey said that both play- 
ers can shoot the ball very well 
and will provide more offense 
to a team that averaged just 57 

points last season and shot just 
36.7 percent, including just 
26.5 percent from three-point 
range, according to the 
Milligan College website. 

On the other hand, last 
year's defense was strong, 
holding teams to 64 points per 
game and only a 4 1 percent 
field-goal percentage. They 
also out rebounded opponents 
by an average of two boards 
per game. If the new recruits 
can add offense to the already 
available defensive and 
rebounding ability, Aubrey 
believes the Lady Buffs could 
improve significantly from last 
season's 9-17 record. 

"We're adding to a very 
solid defensive team," he said. 
"The players we have coming 
back have worked very hard to 
make themselves better." He 
added that after two straight 
losing seasons, his players are 
"very hungry." 

Aubrey said the team can 
contend for the conference 
championship, depending on 
whether the team is joined by 
one or both of the remaining 
recruiting targets and all of last 
year's underclassmen players 

"The challenge for our 
players is to work together and 
move forward," said Aubrey, 
"but I'm excited about next 

College to install, run new phone system 

Smith predicts better service, lower cost; staff member to be added 

By Marc Marshall 

Milligan College is planning 
to operate its own telephone 
system, according to director 
of information technology 
Mike Smith. 

Smith said Milligan 
College's current phone sys- 
tem, a Centrex system, is pro- 
vided to businesses by the 
local phone company. 

The four-person information 
technology staff will run the 
new phone system. "We will 
be hiring one more person later 
this summer, and aside from 
that, we should be able to han- 
dle all of the functions and 
demands of an internal tele- 
phone system," Smith said. 

The IT department will han- 
dle features that Centrex didn't 
provide, such as voice mail 
and conferencing abilities. 

"We will also be responsible 
for all new phone service 
orders and repairs," he said. 

Smith predicted that the col- 
ege would have a much better 
)hone service overall. 

People of the Milligan com- 
nunity will no longer have to 

wait a week or two to have a 
request completed. 

"We can take care of things 
right away," said Smith. "We 
will have much better control 
of the requests." 

Smith called the change a 
"significant investment," but 
said that once the initial costs 
are paid off, the school will 
save $100,000 a year. 

The initial payment for the 
system will come from the 
monies that are already spent 
on a monthly basis to pay the 
telephone bill, said Smith. "We 
will just allocate those pay- 
ments in a different way." 

Smith said that he did not 
know how long the pay off 
would take; that plan was to be 
decided by the cabinet on May 

"The college has a lease 
arrangement to pay for the ini- 
tial equipment," said Smith. 

The equipment to facilitate 
such a system will be kept in 
the IT department. "We will 
have a rather large switch at IT 
and several smaller ones at 
various locations throughout 
the campus," said Smith. 

"For students, the new sys- 
tem will enhance features of 
phone service and add features 
not currently available," said 

Basin and towel 

from page I 

the Bible area, Bill ( i.'.alliie;. 
who made the mace, to make a 
matching basin. 

According to the com- 
mencement program, "The 
basin and towel carried at the 
head of the academic proces- 
sion symbolize the lives of 
Christian service to which the 
College and its members are 
dedicated. They remind us of 
our Savior, who came not to be 
served but to serve, of his 
example as he washed the feet 
of his disciples, and of our 
commitment to humble serv- 

According to Kenneson, the 
towel used in the graduation 
ceremony was borrowed from 
Crossroads Missions, the on- 
campus missions organization 
located in the basement of 
Sutton Hall. 

He said the towel was 
appropriate because it is "tied 
directly to students and their 

The basin and towel will be 
a permanent feature at future 
Milligan College ceremonial 
events and will be carried by 
junior faculty members. 

Gwaltney originally gave 
the mace to the school as a gift 
upon the appointing of Jeanes 
as president. It will continue to 
be featured alongside the basin 
and towel. 

Despite the possibility that 
an implement of war is a bad 
representation of a Christian 
college, according to Matson, 
the Milligan mace is a part of 
the college tradition. The mace 
and the basin and towel will 
represent authority alongside 

Goodbye, old friend 

The large, familiar magnolia tree between Derthick and 
Hardin halls will soon be a memory, the victim of age and 
poor care through the years, according to President Don 
Jeanes. It will be cut down this summer during the 
Commons landscaping project. The photo at left shows 

some of the damage to the 
bark. Photos by John Hammon. 

[he Stamped 

Friday, September 6, 2002 

Serving the Milligan College Community sinee 1925 

Volume 67 Number I 

Student crash case remains unsolved 

Jennifer SouclC 

Junior Andrew Baxter recovers at home after his 
accident August 22 Baxter plans on returning to 
school Spmg 2003. 

Photo by Jason Harville 

Copy Editor 

Milligan students 

Michael Adkins, 34, and 
Andrew Baxter, 21, collid- 
ed head-on on Interstate 
181 at 2:02 a.m. on Aug. 
22. Adkins suffered fatal 
injuries and Baxter was 
transported to Johnson City 
Medical Center. 

According to Baxter, 
Adkins was traveling south 
in the northbound lane of I- 
181 near exit 35, State of 
Franklin Rd, with his head- 
lights off. Baxter said he 
was driving in the left lane 
and looked down to adjust 
the music. 

When he looked back at 
the road, Adkins' car was 
coming directly towards 
him. Baxter said he knew 
there was no time to swerve 
from the path of the oncom- 
ing vehicle. 

Adkins was pronounced 
dead at the scene. His 

funeral was held Aug. 25. 

Baxter passed out upon 
impact and remembers 
waking up with a throbbing 
right loot. He attempted to 
move it and tried to break 
through the window with 
his left elbow. Much to 
Baxter's surprise, an officer 
was already on the scene 
and told him to hold on 
because they were going to 
get him out. The time was 
2:07 a.m. according to the 
Johnson City Police report. 

Baxter remembers wak- 
ing up again lying in a hos- 
pital bed in great pain. His 
parents had already arrived 
from Kingsport. Baxter was 
in stable condition with a 
crushed foot, broken pelvis 
and sore lower back. 

Tamara Baxter, Andrew's 
modier, later said she woke 
up on the night of Aug. 22 
with instant concern for 
Andrew's safety. She some- 
how knew to pray for her 
son's safety. She looked at 

her clock; the time was 
about 2 a.m. 

About the same time his 
mother prayed, Baxter real- 
ized he was not wearing his 
seatbelt and fastened it. 
Two minutes later, the two 
cars collided. Four para- 
medics said that Baxter 
should not have survived. 

Officer Andy Clcvinger 
handled the case and was 
unavailable for comment. 

According to the police 
report, both Adkins and 
Baxter had been drinking. 
The report also indicates 
that Baxter was under the 
influence of drugs. 

Blood alcohol content 
reports are not available for 
four to five weeks after 
samples arc taken, accord- 
ing to Dave Pierce of the 
Johnson City Police. 

The Johnson City 
Medical Center took unoffi- 
cial samples but cannot 
release information except 
to family members with 

written consent. 

"1 had a couple with a 
friend of mine over at hi', 
house, probably two or 
three beer.," Baxter said. 
He said he drank the alco- 
hol earlier in the evening. "I 
have a thing where I don't 
drink and drive. In' 
drunk during the evening." 
He '.aid he believed his 
ability to drive was not 
impaired by the alcohol. 

Baxter admits to smok- 
ing marijuana that same 
evening, "a few hits or 
something like that, very 
casual," he said. "I'm never